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Theme: The Power of People

This event occurred on
May 18, 2022
Karuizawa, Nagano

The theme "the Power of People" encapsulates the spirit of 2022, where our communities build our foundations when we face troubled times in the pandemic and other world issues. Humans have always been social beings, and whether it's our cultures, communities and worldwide collaborations, our strength stems from our ability to impact, influence each and work together to create a better future.

The Accord Center at UWC ISAK Japan
5827-136 Nagakura, Kitasaku District, Nagano
Karuizawa, Nagano, 389-0111
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Aditi Thayyur

Hello ! I’m Aditi, G12 and my passport says Indian but I grew up in the UAE. Public Speaking pushes me out of my comfort zone and TEDx gives me the opportunity to explore this unfamiliar zone.

Anna Szabó

I’m Anna Szabó, a Hungarian second-year student in UWC ISAK Japan. I come from Transylvania, a multicultural gem home to the harmonious coexistence of medieval towns, castles and the lively greenery of forests. My UWC experience far away from my homeland inspired me to have a TEDx talk this year.

Kampe Ishimwe Rushoka

Hello! I’m Kampe Ishimwe Rushoka, a Rwandan feminist and a current G12 student at UWC ISAK Japan. Since I landed at UWC I have genuinely learnt the importance of understanding different cultures and spreading awareness about my own. That’s why I’ll be talking about “The Cultural misrepresentation of Africa” at this year’s TEDx event !

Manami Ito

Hello! I’m Manami from Japan. I had participated in climate activism in Tokyo when I was 16, and I started local farming and forest project in Karuizawa after I get into ISAK. I decided to join TEDx to share idea of sustainability that changed overtime as I try different projects. Come listen to me to transform your idea of “sustainability”!

Sisi Wattanagool

Hey, I’m Sisi, a Thai cutie. My pronouns are He/They. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand but spent my teen years abroad. I was an exchange student in Mexico for a year and a UWC ISAK Japan scholar for three. Some facts about me are that I enjoy film and photography, I love cats and I value love and laughter.

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