Winners chosen for Tokyo Academics Young Writers’ Essay Competition


Aren Mizuno, a ninth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, is the winner of the Tokyo Academics’ first Young Writers’ Essay Competition. The runner-up is Yin Lin, a ninth grader at St. Maur International School. Our inaugural competition was open to all citizens and residents of Japan aged 18 and under as of July 1, 2018, and enrolled in school. We asked the question: What is Japan’s role in the international community? Students submitted a number of excellent answers, on subjects from Aibo robotic dogs to the legacy of sakoku. Our tutors selected the winner and runner-up based on the quality of their analysis and research. [...]