March 8, 2021 – Tokyo, JAPAN:
One Young World Japan (OYWJ) is excited to announce on International Women’s Day its SDG 5 all-female line-up of talent to represent Tokyo and Japan at the One Young World Munich 2021 Closing Ceremony on July 25th, 2021.
One Young World Japan’s first ever Honorary Delegate, SUMIRE, will appear in person in Munich to accept the baton from One Young World and the City of Munich on behalf of Tokyo and Japan. SUMIRE made a special appearance and gave a heartwarming speech about the power of unity at the One Young World 2020 Tokyo Caucus last October, where young leaders gathered in-person and online to discuss the 17 SDGs and realistic solutions to many of the problems plaguing the world today. SUMIRE’s presence in Munich is expected to be a huge morale booster to Japan’s 2021 delegation.
Tokyo will be hosting the One Young World global summit in May 2022 and is expected to deliver the largest summit in One Young World history. In a show of support for SDG 5, and to build expectations for what Tokyo will have to offer next year, SUMIRE will also introduce 8 of Japan’s top female musicians led by drum prodigy, SENRI KAWAGUCHI.
Senri has been dazzling audiences around the world since the age of 5 and has played with a multitude of legendary musicians from various genres and styles. She has chosen famed composer/arranger, Jun Abe, as Musical Director and long-time manager/partner, Masakazu Kimura, as Sound Engineer. Senri’s all-female, all-star band will consist of:
To help document this amazing program, OYWJ Director and veteran TV & film producer, Daren Afshar, has tapped female director, Lilou Augier, and female cinematographer, Asumi Sako, to chart the super group’s journey to Munich and back. Though the One Young World 4-day summit experience is only made available to special young leaders from around the world, the females-for-females documentary will be broadcast in Japan this fall.