We ran the EGAKU Program for the Tokyo Institute of Technology Academy for Global Leadership (AGL). AGL is an institution with a mission to nurture truly global leaders and runs an international leadership training degree program.
In EGAKU participants dynamically experienced some of the key aspects of global leadership - deepening self knowledge, embracing diversity and reflecting on the relationship between their own goals and dreams and society.
Below are some of the participants’ comments:

  • “Instead of focussing on thinking I’m right, I realized that what a person sees is a product of the environment they were brought up in and their character. I felt art allowed me to be open and accepting of other people.”
  • “Usually I’m just thinking of ideas in my head and that’s where it ends.  But I realized that outputting these thoughts can actually lead to new discoveries.”
  • “With pictures you can draw what you want.  You might not always get the desired result, but you can do as you intended.  That made me feel positive.”
  • “Other people have their own ideas, and I have my own ideas too - I want to act in a way that’s respectful of both.”

Theme: Things that drive you
Program overview: EGAKU Program
Participants: 26 undergraduate and graduate students
Venue: White Ship -Office & 9201 Gallery-
Host Institution: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Academy for Global Leadership (AGL)
Instructor: Kunihiko Yazawa
Facilitator: Kimi Hasebe
Staff: Hiromi Ito, Ryoko Nakamura
※ This program was run by White Ship’s non-profit arm, ELAB.