Year: Sophomore, Class of 2011
Hometown: Osaka, Japan
Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Awards: Soka Merit Award
Extracurricular Activities: Chair, Exhibition Committee, Soka Education Student Research Committee; Advisor, Student Project Committee, International Festival; violin
Just for Fun: Talking to friends, watching comedies, baking, playing music and eating!
Favorite Places: I like to go for Thai food or Korean food, but I am too busy to do much off campus!
"I feel I can contribute to the world by introducing the philosophy of Soka. I have not yet decided how, I have so many dreams and plans, but I am on the path."
About Nozomi Inukai
Expanding My Leadership Skills
“The Soka Education Student Research Project is currently putting on a huge exhibition project. I have gained so many skills doing this…leading people, organizing meetings, thinking critically about content, and communicating with teams. As a chair, I have to inspire others to be passionate and take more responsibility and initiative. It is the biggest project I have ever been involved with.”
Learning and Teaching English
“Last year, I was in the Bridge Program to improve my English over the summer. This year, I was on the other side, teaching English to help those who came after me. I learned just as much teaching English as I did learning English, but different things.”
The Classroom Is Alive
“I am studying Chinese language and I really appreciate the professor. She is very expressive and warm, always cheerful. She keeps the classroom alive by teaching us poems and songs, and sharing her cultural heritage.”
Being a Global Citizen
“Wisdom, courage and compassion…those are the elements of being a global citizen, according to Soka’s founder. It doesn’t necessarily mean working internationally, but working towards peace wherever you are.”
“I experienced a lot of culture shock when I came…I didn’t know American culture. Now I feel really comfortable because it is such a small campus, you get to know a lot of people. I have close friends, and we share our lives. The upperclassmen here are so supportive and I get so much wisdom from them.”
I Love To Eat!
“Good food keeps me mentally healthy as well as physically healthy because I enjoy it so much. We are really lucky to have Kiyoko-san in the cafeteria because she makes such wonderful food and she is like a mother to all of the students.”