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Assistant Professor Jon M. Aoki


First-Generation Students

First-Generation Faculty Advice

There will be roadblocks on your trek through life, but don’t let that be an impediment to your goals. Demonstrate gaman. Foster ganbatte. There is a famous Japanese truism that sums up this idea: “Nana korogi ya oki” which means “Seven times downeight times up.” If you fall, get up and persevere. Don’t give up and your dreams may come true.

Jon Aoki   


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