Naori Shiraishi

Naori Shiraishi was born in 1999 in Tokyo. During her second year at Tokyo Gakugei University Senior High School, she studied abroad at the Atlantic College in England as a United World College student and graduated from there. Currently, she is a first year at Kyoto University Law School.

Updated October 2019

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Nikkei Chronicles #8—Nikkei Heroes: Trailblazers, Role Models, and Inspirations

My Roots - The Legacy of Matsugoro Ohto

In the spring of 1869, a group of Aizu warriors migrated to California after their defeat during the Boshin Civil War. They founded the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony during the California Gold Rush. One of the men who accompanied these settlers, Matsugoro Ohto, is my Nikkei Hero. While in America, he studied winemaking and helped to increase the popularity of wine in Japan after his return. Matsugoro was my great-great-grandmother’s father. In other words, he was my great-great-great-grandfather. I am his 6th generation descendant. Ever since I was a child learning English, I had wanted to travel abroad ...

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