Call for participants】Future of Leadership Symposium – Lecture by Ms. Soraya Umewaka and student panel presentations & discussions(August 5)

July 26, 2021

This is event announcement from ToTAL.

We at the Tokyo Institute of Technology Academy for Leadership have the great good fortune of welcoming Ms. Soraya Umewaka, an award-winning multimedia artist (documentary filmmaker, actress, playwright, and director), as our featured speaker at the Future of Leadership Symposium on Thursday, August 5th from 7 pm.

Ms. Soraya Umewaka will speak about finding allies when creating her documentary films, and how she let her curiosity guide her when producing her films. She will also talk about her experience in a closed traditional world and how she pushed the boundaries of creativity when creating a modern Noh play. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

In the second half of the event, Tokyo Tech students will hold panel presentations and panel discussions in breakout rooms on Zoom, on topics such as public health, education, politics, culture, environment, and COVID-19.


-Date and time:August 5, 2021 (Thursday) 19:00-21:00(JST)

-Method:Online (Zoom)

-Eligibility:Tokyo Tech students, faculty, and staff, and members of the general public



-Deadline for applications:Thursday, July 15, 2021


-About Ms. Soraya Umewaka:Ms. Soraya Umewaka is of Japanese-Lebanese descent and is an award-winning multimedia artist (documentary filmmaker, actress, playwright, and director). She had her debut Noh performance at the National Noh Theater at the age of three. She made documentaries in Ecuador, Brazil, Lebanon. She directed a multimedia theater production called “Hell Says Noh” in collaboration with the Brazilian government in 2019 at the Panasonic Center. She also worked as a Production Strategist at the YouTube Space and has helped YouTube creators grow their channels. She majored in Comparative Politics at Princeton University.

ToTAL office email: total.jim[at] (Substitute @ for [at]

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