Leaders of Japan's youth climate movement gathered in Tokyo over the weekend to attend the inaugural Climate Crisis Youth Summit.
The three-day event brought together more than 80 young climate activists representing groups from all over the country. They met to coordinate and organize ahead of the Global Climate Strike in April and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
"Of course we want more people to take part in marches and understand the urgency of the climate crisis," said Saori Iwano, 16, a member of Fridays For Future Tokyo. "But what's more important is that everyone questions why climate change isn't talked about in Japan, and examines the societal mechanisms that are keeping it that way."