Humans of ISC65: Kana Ozawa

Kana Ozawa, a student at Sophia University with a major in International Law will be our next "Humans of ISC65". Kana currently belongs to Table 1: Refugee Crisis in Japanese Context and works hard to come up with solutions to help refugees as well as bring an end to the lingering crisis.


"We, humans are born to this world having the same rights. Unfortunately, the word that we live right now is not. Our live completely changes based on which part of the world we are born in."



Q1. Please tell us what are the reasons/motivations that made you apply for ISC65?

My name is Kana Ozawa. I was born in Germany lived there for 2 and half years, and also lived in England for 5 years. During my stay in England, I joined a lot of volunteer works. From this experience, I got interested in international problems. I am currently a freshman at Jochi university. I am in faculty of law, mainly studying international law.

The reason why I applied for ISC is because I wanted to maintain my English skill and also, I was interested in all the topic that is going to be discussed in the conference. I wanted to take in opinions that I don’t have in myself. After coming back to Japan, I don’t have much opportunity to speak English. Therefore, I feel that my English skill have dropped significantly. The solution that I came up is to put myself in an environment where I have to force myself to speak English. ( of course in a good way) Also, if I try hard to communicate with people who came from different part of the world, I think I can improve my English skill even more.

When I was in an international school, I was able to meet many people who were from different countries and having different cultural backgrounds. That was really fun. I thought that I could experience a same thing in ISC.

In the conference, I will not hesitate to say my opinion. I hope that I can actively participate in the discussion and attend deeper understanding about the topic. I am also exited to meet many people from different parts of the world and able to have a communication with them!

Q2.What do you think about your table’s topic?

I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany is now a centre of refugee problems. Many refugees tries to get to Germany because they have a good system for them. For example, the shelters. Many of them cross the ocean even though they know that it is very dangerous to take those actions. There no choice for them but to cross those ocean.

Also, I spent 5 years in London, England. England accepts many people from all over the world. It is also a centre of economic system. There were many families like mine, who are transferred and work there. There were also many immigrants. England was a versatile country and I had lots of opportunity to interact with them which I truly enjoyed.

I consider both of my country as somewhere that helped me form my identity that I have right now. However, both of my parents are Japanese and I spend more than half of my life in Japan. So, I am proud to say that my hometown is Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is very crowded. There are only little nature. However, Tokyo is said to be the centre of Japan and you can probably find everything here.


Q3. Can you share with us a little bit about your table's recent activity?

During the advanced meeting, I was able to meet many of the Japanese participants in my group. All of them were nice and I was very relieved. I also had lots of time to interact with participants from other group and everyone had lots of different experiences and being able to listen to them was amazing. During our group discussion time, we talked with our table chief and another Japanese participants through Skype. We mainly talked about how we should pursue our discussion from now on. We also got our assignment which is due before our next meeting. Everything was organized well and we were able to go through everything smoothly. Foreign participants will be joining us via Skype in the next meeting so, I am very exited for that as well. The guest speaker, Mr. Nakano, the president of “Peace of Syria” is also joining us and will be having a discussion together. I am looking forward for that and I hoping to get a lot of knowledge from him.

Q4. Can you tell us a little bit about your hometown?

I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany is now a centre of refugee problems. Many refugees tries to get to Germany because they have a good system for them. For example, the shelters. Many of them cross the ocean even though they know that it is very dangerous to take those actions. There no choice for them but to cross those ocean.

Also, I spent 5 years in London, England. England accepts many people from all over the world. It is also a centre of economic system. There were many families like mine, who are transferred and work there. There were also many immigrants. England was a versatile country and I had lots of opportunity to interact with them which I truly enjoyed.

I consider both of my country as somewhere that helped me form my identity that I have right now. However, both of my parents are Japanese and I spend more than half of my life in Japan. So, I am proud to say that my hometown is Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is very crowded. There are only little nature. However, Tokyo is said to be the centre of Japan and you can probably find everything here.

Other Post
​日本語
English

ABOUT

 Overview

 History

 Past ISC

 I.S.A

ISC66

 Program

 Conference

 Study Tour

 Topics

​ Committee

NEWS

    Covid-19

    isc67 president

   

SUPPORT

 企業の方へ

 Crowdfunding

Contact

 INQUIRiES

 FAQ

APPLY

 table chiefs

  JAPAN ResiDENTS

 international residents

 FINAL FORUM

​Other SNS

​E-mail

​International Student Conference

All Rights Reserved