Tatsuki Urabe from Japan will be our next featured advocates. He is currently a member of Table 6, focusing on the topic of "Marine Plastic Pollution".
"The environmental problems are discussed all over the world, and many people taking action in order to solve them but unsolved yet. This topic happened on globe scale, so many countries should work together. One of the process to corporate with another countries, we should begin to learn and discuss global issue with international people when we regard as students. "
Q１. Please tell us what are the reasons/motivations that made you apply for ISC65?
Hi! I’m Tatsuki Urabe. Please call me “Tackey”. I was born in Fukuoka prefecture, and I’m sophomore of Okayama university; faculty of Global Discovery Program. The reason why I was interested in ISC is based on my daily experience in university. My faculty is equal amount of international students and Japanese students, so I always communicate with them in English. This situation is so precious for me, and also this is big advantage to brush up my skills. Throughout this situation, I thought that I want to get more knowledge and various perspective. Therefore, ISC is great opportunity to achieve my goals. In this conference, I would like to broaden my viewpoints and talk with participants.
Q２.What do you think about your table’s topic?
The environmental problems are discussed all over the world, and many people taking action in order to solve them but unsolved yet. This topic happened on globe scale, so many countries should work together. One of the process to corporate with another countries, we should begin to learn and discuss global issue with international people when we regard as students. As you know, Japan is maritime nation, so marine environmental problems are easy to affects Japanese economy. In order to maintain our lives, we should consider these issues on a nation scale. Thanks to my grandfather was a fisherman, it’s easy to go and feel sea; I always followed his fishery and swam in sea. When I applied ISC, I was specially interested in this topic and want to hear various ideas from participants coming from all over the world.
Q3. Can you tell us a little bit about your hometown?
I was born in Fukuoka prefecture, and I was raised there until I graduated high school. Recently, Okinoshima island called Sacred island was registered as World Heritage Site last year. More tourists coming from Asian countries visit Fukuoka now, thanks to the number of LCC is increased. In addition to that, public transportation is developed in Fukuoka, so you can easily to travel and really comfortable to live in there. These days, the Japanese Manju confectionary called “Hakata Torimon” is certified as the best-selling Manju all over the world. One of the famous baseball team; Fukuoka Softbank Hawks won the first prize in the national tournament last year. As you can see before, Fukuoka has enough trends to talk with others. Fukuoka has developed public transportation and comfortable habitat, so this area is highly evaluated as livable city. How about visiting Fukuoka in the future?