Asahi Mikados, Yamatos and Clovers

Nikkei (neek-kay)

Japanese term meaning ‘of Japanese descent,’ referring to Japanese immigrants and their descendants.

Recruiting Talent

Feeder teams system

The Asahi club grew by recruiting talent from two sources: Nikkei teams in the region and the club's own youth teams. The Asahi, itself once a youth team in 1914, developed a feeder system in the early 1920s of youth teams at several levels.


Vancouver Asahi Mikados, Yamatos and Clovers, Powell Ground, Vancouver, B.C., 1921. From Pat Adachi, Asahi: A Legend in Baseball, Etobicoke, Ont.: Coronex Printing and Publishing Ltd., 1992, p. 42.