Model + Public Figure
Aisha is half-Japanese and half-Ghanaian, born in New York and raised in Japan and Ghana. As a biracial woman and as Miss Universe Japan 2020, she is very passionate about spreading the importance of understanding each other with an organization called JASPORA.
Carole is an ex-dancer, an animal rescuer, a voracious reader, a Star Wars geek, a neuroscience nerd, an unapologetic pedagogue, a feminist and an equity advocate.
Chair man at Black Lives matter Japan
Jaime is the Chair of Black Lives Matter Tokyo, a model and part-time graphic design teacher in the Greater Tokyo Area. In their spare time, they're avid gamers, a kimono student, and a hedgehog parent.
Their speech will talk about how younger generations are increasingly concerned about social problems and want to take responsibility to ensure better futures for themselves and others. This can drive youth towards activism, which is excellent, but the sheer idea of trying to solve complex social problems can quickly become overwhelming, often leading to inaction. Jaime will illustrate how even minimal involvement is crucial and can be a driving force behind greater societal change.
Student + Idealist
Kanak is a young idealist who has grown up in a multicultural society, learned a lot of languages, changed many schools and lived in multiple different countries. She’s a table tennis player, guitarist and language enthusiast who’s into spell bees, MUNs and speak-up challenges. She also likes to take pictures, edit music, and learn about other people.
Ken works as a psychotherapist in Tokyo serving the international community in Japan. He is very interested in the interior lives of people and how this can be quite different from what others perceive.
Photographer + Activist
Mayu is a freelance photographer, the president of Girl Up Tokyo and Voice Up Japan MGU, a project coordinator at EducateFor, and a photographer/videographer at Voice Up Japan. As a hobby, she also likes to go solo travelling.