Riza Pelaez

Riza Pelaez is an all-in-risk taker, women's advocate and a piece of living evidence that fear is the breaking point to achieve something extraordinary. She is the founder of Women's Empowerment Institute.

Empowering the Next Generation

The second event to the "Empowering the Next Generation" event series. This event focuses on overcoming cultural and racial barriers in Japan and beyond. 

Empowering the Next Generation: Tackling Social Issues in Japan -Youth Politics-

Momoko Nojo

Founder of “NO YOUTH NO JAPAN”, an organization geared towards political participation of youth.

Yashiro Naohiro

An economist of Japan and head of the business department at Showa Women's University.

Moeka Bekki

A senior at Tokyo Gakuen University, second representative of student club called "ivote" and informs youth about elections in Japan. 


UPRIZINE was founded in 2017, aiming to create conversation and raise awareness surrounding intersectional issues at Temple University Japan through opinion pieces, creative writing, and occasionally, informative journalism. It is run by students and for students, through the TUJ Zine Club. 

Disclaimer: The site is run by TUJ students and through the Zine Club but is not an instrument of Temple University

Translation Note: 

Because our site is translated by our members/students, we are not able to translate all contents at this time. However we will do our best to make the site's basic features available in both English and Japanese.