Fellow:Akiho Yoshizawa

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Akiho Yoshizawa
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Sophia University (2020 cohort)
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Akiho is an undergraduate law student studying at Sophia University, Tokyo. She lived in Kanagawa, Japan for 15 years and she moved to Victoria, BC Canada as an international student. As a law student, she will be narrowing down her studying area to international public law. She believes her background in legal studies has given her a bird's eye view when observing issues. She has a passion in creating a world where more youth express their passion freely and exercise their power to lead new changes. She lives in Japan where she sees different opportunities for innovation, movements and changes led by youth. Akiho herself is currently a leader of a new founded project which aims to develop solutions for gender inequality in Japan. Akiho has a strong proactive attitude in a team and she enjoys organizing projects. She has an adventurous and curious personality.


Akiho founded a student organization called Horizon at her home university in 2019. In 2019, she organized a week-long workshop about campus sustainability with other members from Horizon. She currently leads a project team which aims to tackle gender inequality in Japan. In 2020, she has also completed a political science program in Paris.

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