Akari Terouchi

Akari Terouchi is a student at Tsuda College in the Department of International Relations in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Since March, 2016, she has been participating in a one-year business study abroad program, working on an internship as a writer at The North American Post, a Nikkei newspaper publisher in Seattle. She will go back to school upon returning to Japan and is expected to graduate in March, 2019.

Updated February 2017

politics en ja

Japanese Diplomat and “Visas for Life”

Gratitude to Chiune Sugihara from Mr. Leo Melamed, honorary chairman of CME Group

Leo Melamed, Honorary Chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group, who founded financial futures, trading products, and the first electronic trading system, visited Prime Minister Abe, Mayor of Tsuruga, Fukui, and Waseda University in 2014. He was born in Poland and was one of the Jews saved by “Visas for Life,” which were issued by Chiune Sugihara. Sugihara was the Japanese diplomat who issued many visas to Jewish people based on his humanitarian stance during World War II. Melamed showed respect for this decision and so ...

Read more

politics en ja

Dual Citizenship in a Global Society

Last September, Renho Murata, a councilor in Japan known as “Renhō”, was grilled at bringing a charge of False Entries in the Original of Notarized Deeds. She had de facto both Japanese and Taiwanese nationality at that time but tried to turn in a document to register that she lost her Taiwanese nationality. A Japanese man reported Renho to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office and this incident was uncovered.

With this affair, public opinions in Japan debated dual nationality, but it became clear that the Japanese people had little knowledge about it at the time. Still now, they do not ...

Read more