Media Samples

  • The Japan Times“New app MyMizu aims to reduce plastic waste in Japan, one drink at a time” (Link)
  • The Guardian“This is not a “What If” Story: Tokyo braces for the earthquake of a century” (Link)
  • CNN – “Japan’s Tohoku Region, Seven Years After The Quake” (Link)
  • Shareable“How the MyMizu app is creating community and fostering sustainability in Japan” (Link)
  • BuzzFeed – “喉が乾いたら、コンビニに駆け込む前にできることがある” (Link)
  • Planet B Insights“Social Innovation Perspectives in Japan: Robin Lewis” (Link)
  • Raw Urban Mobile Podcast“MyMizu: Japan’s First Free Water Refill App” (Link)
  • BuzzFeed – “このアプリ作った人、天才じゃないですか… これがあれば無料で水が飲み放題!” (Link)
  • Tokyo Weekender Magazine“MyMizu App: Ditch Plastic Bottles and Opt For This Sustainable Alternative Nationwide” (Link)
  • Outdoor Japan – “Reducing Plastic Waste with mymizu” (Link)
  • FLAT Media – “日本初!無料給水アプリ「MyMizu」がローンチ” (Link)
  • Tokyo Weekender Magazine – “Walking Tohoku: A 614km Journey on the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail” (Link)
  • Thai PBS Documentary – “Safe Tourism” (Link)
  • Zenbird Media – “MyMizu, Japan’s first water refill app wants to render bottled water extinct” (Link)
  • Metropolis Magazine “On The Trail To Rebuilding” (Link)
  • GoGo Tohoku! “Explore Tohoku: Michinoku Coastal Trail” (Link)
  • CNN  – “Life after the East Japan Earthquake” (Link)
  • ThinkTech Hawaii TV“Do Not Panic! Be Prepared” (Link)
  • Japan for Sustainability (transcription) – “Tohoku and the World: 5 Years since the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami” (Link)
  • National Geographic Article about project in Africa – “Nothing For Us, Without Us” (Link)
  • UN Article about project in Africa – “African youth commit to reduce disaster risks” (Link)

Writing Samples

  • Medium“7 Surprising Facts About Plastic in Japan” (Link)
  • Medium“Sanpo Yoshi: the Japanese business principle of success through responsibility” (Link)
  • UNDP“Entrepreneurship Across Borders: SDGs-Focused African and Japanese Startups Pitch at TICAD7” (Link)
  • Outdoor Japan “My Tohoku Journey” (Link)
  • UNDP“Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Localization and Innovation: Keys to Achieving the SDGs” (Link)
  • The Next Challenge“Walking 600km Along Japan’s Tsunami-Affected Coastline” (Link)
  • One Young World – “World Leaders Adopt the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: What Next?” (Link)
  • Citizen’s Guide to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Link)
  • Student Times – “Hiking from Hadrian’s Wall to Holborn” (Link)


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