print PRINT


One Hundred and Twenty-Five promising persons who will energize Japan

  • 2016-02-16 15:00:00
  • Translation

(Bungeishunju: February 2016 – pp. 242-247)


l Promising figures in social sciences


Tsunehira Furuya (33 years old)

Conservative pundit, critic, writer; author of “Rightists, leftists tell nothing but lies (Sayoku mo Uyoku mo Uso bakari)”

Atsushi Iwata (32)

Political scientist, visiting professor at Takushoku University; conservative pundit; author of “Paradox of political philosophy (Gyakusetsu no Seiji Tetsugaku)”

Aki Okuda (23)

Founding member of “SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy – s); drew public attention by staging protests against security legislation at the Diet

Takanori Fujita (33)

Representative at Hotplus, an NPO that extends support for the homeless; author of “The elderly in the lower class (Karyu rojin)”

Nanako Ishido (36)

Advocates digital education for children; established Digital Ehon Inc. in 2011 to create new tools to spark children’s imagination, creativity and innovation

Lin Kobayashi (41)

Established International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK), Japan’s first international boarding school, in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture

Junko Onishi (43)

Established “Peace Wanko Japan” to campaign for the prevention of the slaughter of dogs nationwide

Tsuyoshi Kitamura (42)

Associate professor at Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University; conducts research on postwar Okinawa based on oral history

 (Subsequent editions of Japan Press Highlights will includes lists of promising persons in

 the sciences, health care, the arts, design, and sports.)

  • Ambassador
  • G7 Summit
  • Ukraine