月: 2020年4月

Japan’s High Schoolers Tackle Climate Crisis and Indifference at the Same Time

By Kohei Usuda At half-past 5pm on Friday earlier this month, thousands of young protestors took to the streets of Tokyo to demand the government and policymakers take more drastic action against climate change. The rally, held on September 20, was part of the global Fridays for Future climate strike aimed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit as world leaders convened in New York. Organizers estimate a total of four million youth worldwide took part in rallies across 163 countries, making the coordinated strike the largest ever single-day mass mobilization the world has seen in its fight against global warming. Raucous protestors – who marched through the …

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A Talk with Sachi Nakajima – Founder of NPO Resilience

By Johann Fleuri INTERVIEW – Sachi Nakajima is the Founding Director of the Japan-based NPO Resilience, which supports women affected by sexual or domestic violence. Resilience also acts in juvenile prisons throughout Japan to meet sexual assaults perpetrators in order to offer them therapy treatments. Can you explain to Voice Up Japan readers the missions of NPO Resilience and how and when it started? Resilience came about because several women, including myself, felt the need to organize ourselves so that we could do more for society as an organization. We came together in 2003 and have been working together for the last sixteen years. We offer classes to women who …

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