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[Humans of ISC67] Participant Edition: Yoko Tanaka

#1 Please introduce yourself!

My name is Yoko from Japan!! And I am currently live in Japan as well. I am a student of Meiji University, the school of information and communication. As I’ve been asked my major, I’m always wondering what my major is since everyone in my faculty is not sure about their own majors(we know that it’s wired tho). But I’m interested in International relations and studying a little bit about it now at my school!!

#2 What is your favorite thing about your country/city? Why?

My favorite thing about my country is the kindness of the Japanese. Since I was in elementary school, I’ve used trains to go to school, and some helped me when I forget something on a train, some waked me up when I missed my stop, and some taught me their experiences or gave me an amulet. All of the experiences related to Japanese kindness might not be experienced in other countries, so I like it!

#3 What made you want to join ISC67 and your table? What would you like to achieve through the conference?

The reason that I was motivated to join ISC67 was I thought that this was the best opportunity to talk about the serious thing in English even in this pandemic situation. During my university life as a freshman, I could not do anything because of COVID, and of course, I didn’t have any opportunity of international exchange which I can talk about serious problems we have in our everyday lives. But I learned from the website that every member discusses such a theme seriously and I thought this was the perfect place for me. In addition to this, my table theme ‘political activism’ was the theme I was about to study at that time and I thought I have to use it to the fullest of this opportunity. Through the conference, I would like to achieve knowing my country well and at the same time understanding the other countries' situations or political matters.

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