We are one of the WeGo! chapters in Japan, based in multiple schools primarily in the city of Tokyo. Here, you can learn more about some of the events we've held and upcoming announcements coming in the near future!
Meet The Team
WeGo! Tokyo Chapter Leader
Mayu is the lead for the WeGo! Tokyo Chapter. She is passionate about creating equal opportunities for girls in Japan as well as promoting a more sustainable world and lifestyle. Mayu enjoys cheering and creating art in her free time. Her mission at WeGo! Tokyo is to nurture female leaders who have confidence in pursuing their own aspirations and she hopes that through WeGo!, many girls will boldly pursue their interests and ambitions, gaining empowerment along the way.
At WeGo! Tokyo, girls will take the lead in various activities such as projects and volunteering! However, when seeking assistance from individuals outside the group, we would be delighted to receive support from anyone, regardless of gender. Why not join WeGo! Tokyo and turn your dreams into sparkling realities?
Kasumi is passionate about finding creative ways to repurpose unwanted clothing and supporting people who can't afford clothes and provide them with sustainable options! After moving to her current city, she discovered thrift stores and secondhand clothing. This sparked her interest in sustainable fashion. Furthermore, in thrift stores, where various brands and styles of clothing are gathered in one place, she enjoys how she can explore unique and individualistic fashion that is not swayed by recent trends. This, in turn, became a catalyst for developing her own fashion style. From these experiences, she wants to introduce the appeal of sustainable clothing to others, including those who may have reservations about wearing previously worn clothes.
Rion became passionate in organic farming through helping a pesticide-free rice farmer from a young age.
She started to focus on her own health and has conducted research on organic farming, specifically on cotton which is known for being a crop that uses pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Due to the need for low-cost production, child labor is frequent in cotton farming. Many children suffer from illnesses caused by pesticides, and some even lose their lives. To address these social issues, she concluded that something needs to be done to promote organic cotton and strive to create a society where everyone has equal rights! Her hope is to address these issues through WeGo!
While watching TV, Lemon came across a program introducing Finland's educational system and exhaust emission reduction measures, which initially piqued her interest! Japan is currently facing an aging population and declining birth rates while various solutions are taking place worldwide to reduce exhaust emissions. She is interested in researching and exploring ways enhance the quality of education and reduce exhaust emissions in Japan, drawing inspiration from various Nordic nations, particularly Finland. Through WeGo!, she hopes to engage in various research, activities, and volunteering in an effort to share information and personally contribute to addressing global issues.
Momoka wants to make and sell organic and vegan sweets to spread the benefits of an organic diet. Initially, she never paid attention to terms like organic, additive-free, or pesticide-free, and never questioned whether the food she had been eating was good for her body or not. 3 years ago, when her grandfather fell ill, her mother happened to come across a book about reevaluating dietary habits, and that was the catalyst for her to learn about the wonders of organic food. From there, she started to realize how the food she had been consuming had a negative impact on her health. It was shocking and eye-opening at first, but now she wants to spread the benefits of organic food to many people!
Which do you prefer, rice or bread?! I definitely prefer rice! In Japan, a society centered around rice has developed since ancient times when paddy rice cultivation began. Collaborative labor in rice cultivation, rural communities, and the cooperative called "Yui" that emerged from water management have formed the foundation of the Japanese society. Rice has become a pillar of support for the Japanese people's hearts.
However, due to changes in dietary habits and the ongoing decline in population, the domestic demand for rice continues to decrease. Moreover, many rice farmers are facing a crisis due to the fall in rice prices and high fuel costs. Even if they produce high-quality rice, the expenses are too high, making it difficult to make a profit. I feel that they are unable to keep up with consumers' needs by focusing solely on production. Therefore, I want to play a role in the future as someone who stands between producers and consumers, providing what customers are seeking.
Through my activities in WeGo! Tokyo, I hope to visit farmers, listen to their stories, and volunteer, and allowing myself, who is still inexperienced, to grow.
In Japan, a country with such a wonderful food culture called "washoku", is now overflowing with food products that use additives. Ever since my grandmother and mother taught me the importance of "taking time and effort to cook with your own hands," I have come to love eating. That's why the current situation with additives is very disheartening. So, I want to use social media and other platforms to spread awareness and engage in activities with the motto of "continuing to preserve truly delicious food!" I want to convey to many people the beauty of relying on traditional methods that don't rely on additives and using seasonal ingredients that nurture a healthy mind and body! I also want to come up with healthy dessert recipes that can empathize with girls' concerns about wanting to eat but worrying about gaining weight! Through WeGo!, I will take action and help my community!