Professors Kyoko Omori and Marianne Janack visited Japan to discuss a new program focused on social innovation and leadership.

Marianne Janack, the John Stewart Kennedy Chair of Philosophy and director of the Levitt Center, and Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Kyoko Omori were recently invited to visit Hiroshima and Osaka, Japan, to discuss a new program with a primary focus on social innovation and leadership. They were invited by Hiromi Nagao, a member of the Central Council for Education in Japan and former president of Hiroshima Jogakuin University.

While in Japan, Janack and Omori met with delegates from Japanese universities and the Central Council for Education. They were invited to the “Super Global High School” symposium on social innovation projects hosted by Kwansei Gakuin University and sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The trip also included visits to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Osakikamijima Island, the main location for the HELIO Program hosted by the College of the Atlantic over the last few years.

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