2016: Placed 6th in the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions at Yale (No. 6 in the world in the individual category)
2017: Established WSC Japan (NPO); assumed post as representative director
2017: Received the Best Debater Award at the Parliamentary Debate Personnel Development Association (PDA)’s national impromptu-style English debate for high school students
2017–2018: Japan Metropolitan Model United Nations Director Chair (managed Japan’s largest mock UN)
2019: Enrolled in the University of Toronto; scheduled to major in public policy and information science
It may seem on the surface that international policy wields great influence. However, when I participated in a mock UN during high school, I wondered whether it would be better to approach a problem from a small scale (i.e., from the level of countries and local governments) if one is actually trying to solve societal issues from the bottom up.
That was when I developed an interest in how policies can have more of an influence on society and continue to be sustainable.
Today, I am involved in a collaborative project between government, academia and the private sector to streamline rural infrastructure through technology, and learning about the ideals of public policy.