Voice Up Japan at

Aoyama Gakuin University

Student President:  Maiko Shigematsu        Faculty Advisor: TBD           Year Founded: 2020

vision

Our vision is that through our activism students will be able to go to school with confidence. We aim to create a campus where each individuals express themselves in a unique way, regardless of their race, gender, of beliefs.

mission

Our Mision is to create a safe environment for students to raise their voices.

By creating oppotunities to learn, discuss and reflect about gender issues we hope students will have deper understanding as well as interests in those issues. Moreover, we would like to establish a community where students who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community would be able to come together and interact.

MEmber Testimony

"I hope that the establishment of Voice Up Japan AGU would lead to a bright future for the students. By creating a platform where people would be able to come together to raise their voices and fight for their beliefs, there would be more diversity and equality than ever. I would like to be the pioneer to accomplish it."
Maiko
President
"Growing up, I’ve always struggled in expressing my true self. I believe it’s important that there’s an environment where everyone can be their true selves without having to hide it. I look forward in contributing to create this environment where expressing oneself isn’t thought to be weird or a bad thing."
Haru
SNS Team
"Thinking back, I've never had the chance to sit down and think about the gender issues we have today, when I have met so many LGBTQ+ people.Back in Canada, where I spent my elementary school days, it was nothing special which made me realise that Japan needs to be the same too. I thought it would be great to be a part of making the japanese society LGBTQ+ friendly."
Daichi
Accounting
"I will work hard as a member of Voice Up Japan AGU branch to make a campus where every student can feel comfortable to express themselves freely. I want to not only share information but also learn things from other people."
Masaki
Vice President
"My goal is to tackle those issues on gender, sexuality and racism. Let’s bring the change!!"
Naomi
SNS Team/Event Team
"I hope to be able to help build a diverse and gender equal society through Voice Up Japan. "
Moe
Research

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