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-

November 28th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A workshop styled event aimed at promoting discussions and solutions to social issues in Japan.

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. 


Young Female Activists in Japan

Defying the Social Norm

April 1st, 2019   19:00 - 21:00

" In this panel, young activists will discuss the work they have been doing, the ways in which they aim to mobilize populations, and the changes they feel have been made to their communities as a result." Read More

Wakako Fukuda

is a Japanese writer and activist, a former SEALDs activist (2015 - 2016) as well as the founder of  "I AM"

Voice Up Japan

is an organization founded by Kazuna Yamamoto, that advocates for gender equality in Japan– its goal being to create a more comfortable environment to “voice up” in.

Tricia Euvrard

Euvrard is French-Vietnamese and spent part of her childhood living in India. She co-founded the intersectional feminist magazine and activist organization UPRIZINE in October 2017. 


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.