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GENERATIONAL CHANGE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Apr 10, 2019
Japanese group ACE works to end child labor and foster education across developing world
In 1998, a march to protest child labor involving people in 107 countries made Yuka Iwatsuki realize that the issue, which she had been interested in since college, was a global movement. She also realized that there were no organizations in Japan leading the global fight.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Mar 12, 2019
Entrepreneur's message to Japan's forgotten non-college-educated youth: You can choose your life
It wasn't until he turned 18 that Daisuke Kuse saw businessmen dressed in dapper suits up close and personal. Until then, Kuse — having spent all of his childhood surrounded by working-class families and friends in a small town in Kyoto Prefecture — had barely the foggiest idea of who they were.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Feb 10, 2019
Japanese makeup guru on crusade to revamp men's grooming habits
As a university student, Hiroki Takahashi could barely step outside his home without a surgical mask on. Even when he did venture out, he was terrified of the fluorescent lighting ubiquitous in convenience stores and trains that ruthlessly illuminated what he was desperately trying to hide — a mass of pimples that had sprung up and spread all the way down to his neck.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Jan 15, 2019
Japanese volunteer's initiative allows Cambodians to see future beyond dumps where they scavenged
In Anlong Pi, a village on the outskirts of famous tourist destination Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia, a group of women gather each day to peel bark from 3-meter-long sections of banana tree trunks. The bark pulp taken during the process, akin to peeling onions, is steamed to recover fibers and then is chopped up and dried in the sun.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Dec 10, 2018
Yuzuriha support center in Tokyo helps abuse victims get back on track
Open the door to a small studio tucked away on a street near Kokubunji Station in western Tokyo on a Friday evening, and you'll find a group of young adults making jam or Japanese ponzu citrus-based sauce as they chat quietly amongst themselves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Nov 12, 2018
Entrepreneur generates electricity solely from used cooking oil collected throughout Tokyo
For Yumi Someya, Tokyo is an untapped oil field, full of potential to generate electricity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Oct 6, 2018
Goichiro Toyoda taps technology in bid to save Japan's health care system
Goichiro Toyoda, 34, has an impressive resume. A graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo faculty of medicine, Toyoda worked as a brain surgeon in Tokyo before leaving to become a research scholar at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Sep 8, 2018
Japanese woman works to give impoverished Filipinos path to education and jobs
While in college, Takako Yamada was determined to brighten the days of impoverished Filipino children through sports and leisure activities — a right she believed some of them had been deprived of.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Aug 14, 2018
From the DJ booth, man with ALS taps into tech to brighten future for all
Masatane Muto slowly maneuvers the controller on his power wheelchair with his right hand to move around his Tokyo office.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Jul 9, 2018
Real estate for the people: One man's mission turning vacant houses into homes for everyone
Hideki Kawakita doesn't look like your average real estate agent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Jun 11, 2018
Panasonic employee drives innovation by connecting young, enterprising new entrants to Japan's workforce
It's often difficult for people to maintain the enterprising spirit they had when they first entered the workplace, fresh out of university.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
May 13, 2018
Young social entrepreneur seeks to help asylum-seekers integrate into Japanese society, even while they're in limbo
It's tough for asylum-seekers to keep their hopes up in Japan, where only 1 in every 1,000 applicants was granted refugee status last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Apr 9, 2018
In Kanagawa, homeless grow crops and confidence
Kiyoko Ojima awoke to the problems of the needy while in elementary school, when she came across a TV documentary about trying to find solutions to starvation in Africa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Mar 13, 2018
Kanagawa computer programmer, 82, recognized worldwide for efforts to keep seniors digitally engaged
People say it is never too late to start new things. No one would object to that. But in reality, not many people have the guts to tackle things that are totally unfamiliar to them as they get older.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Feb 11, 2018
Kind act sprouts into grass-roots movement to feed kids
Hiroko Kondo is credited with coining the term kodomo shokudō: makeshift eateries for disadvantaged kids that morphed into a national grass-roots movement to address the growth of poverty in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Dec 11, 2017
A chance encounter led Hiroki Watanabe to Dhaka, where he is tackling child poverty through education
It was a sight that presented such a stark contrast to his own fortune; a young boy standing at the entrance to a slum in Phuket, Thailand, as Hiroki Watanabe passed by in a luxury bus on his way to a yacht race.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Nov 13, 2017
Aki Higuchi's mission: Giving Japan's young minds a global outlook and confidence to speak out
Aki Higuchi, 28, grew up in a multicultural home, where university students from different countries came five days a week to look after her and her younger sister up until she turned 18.
Japan Times
Reference / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Oct 8, 2017
Biologist harnesses power of tiny worms in project that could reshape way cancer is screened and treated
Call it worm power.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Sep 11, 2017
Snapping-turtle expert in Chiba leads battle against invasive species
Takeshi Imazu's daily tasks are far from what a typical prefectural official handles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Aug 13, 2017
Astroscale exec to boldly clean where no one has cleaned before
Entrepreneur Nobu Okada has set off on a mission never before undertaken in the annals of human history — cleaning up Earth's space junk.

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