Student, 21 (Japanese)

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) deaf community has trouble finding interpreters who know about LGBT issues. I hope to interpret at LGBT events and help spread interest in Japanese sign language.


Memi Takano

Student, 23 (Japanese)

This summer, I'm hoping that I will have the chance to hike to the summit of Mount Fuji and see the sunrise.


Toshikazu Kikuchi

English professor, 54 (Japanese)

I would like visit every U.S. state and observe at least one elementary school in each one, then publish a book about American elementary schools and teach my findings to my students.


Junichiro Yasu

Student, 23 (Japanese)

I am a member of KARS (the Kansai Anti-Racism Students Front). I hope for peace and an end to discrimination around the world.



Freelancing masseuse, 27 (Japanese)

My job caters to a very niche market. Therefore, my salary is inconsistent. This year, I hope my job will have more business and can offer me a stable income.



Student, 20 (Japanese)

I want to learn more about things that I don't know. For example, doing new things, joining various clubs and activities. I want my mind to be open to new worlds and to broaden my horizons.

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