Posts tagged Interviews
A Manga About Me!

Hey guys!

If one thing is for sure, never have I ever dreamed of being the main character of a manga book. Jokes aside, Japan's Benesse Corporation just made one for me. The interview was via Skype back in March. This hilariously simplified manga of my life is featured in the teenage magazine, TEAM-C. Many thanks to the interviewer, illustrator and publisher.

Honestly, this is such an honouring event for me. Moreover, is it very meaningful for a few years ago, I was rejected by the Japanese government when I wanted to attend middle school. The reason was specifically because I hadn't followed their traditional education system (I studied at an international school and abroad from an early age instead of going to public school). Today, I look back and realise how far I've come. I'm hopeful for the future where the youths would be able to connect to the outer world, both spiritually and physically without it being an obstacle.  

Here's a video link of my video message for those of you who know Japanese.

https://blog.benesse.ne.jp/chumannaka/chu1/2017/06/post_20.html

Hope everybody has a great day! Ciao!

Sayaka

President Family 2017 Spring Edition

Earlier in December, on a short trip to Tokyo, I had the honor to be interviewed for the "President Family" magazine. President Inc. is also home to numerous magazines in Japan such as "Forbes Japan", "President", "Dancyu" and "Woman" to name a few.

Taking place in the familiar building of my old high school, I discussed my views about the different forms of educational systems around the world and how one can benefit from diversity and defying conventional wisdom.

Like always, I was also asked why I chose to obtain a degree at Harvard University while still being a dancer. My response was, "Why not?" As said I mentioned in my admission essay to Harvard,I believe that education and art forms as one. That being said, I hope that this article can help those of youths to broaden their perspectives and think outside of the box. Go out there, be creative and educate yourself in as many ways as possible!