our junior writers

Introducing the junior writers.

From the 97th edition we have 2 new junior writers on our team. Some of our original writers have moved on so there are now 30 contributors in total.

<Naho Shigeta>new member

I like reading books and I love the Harry Potter stories. As a junior writer, I would like to interview a lot of people and write articles that will interest our readers.

<Kantaro Matsuo>new member

I like playing basketball. I'm good at drawing, too. I would like to draw illustrations for Peace Seeds as well as write articles and take photos. My goal is to become a junior writer that a lot of junior high and high school students will look up to. I want to ask a variety of people about their views on peace.

<Sayaka Azechi>

I'm studying painting in a fine arts course. While working as a junior writer, I want to learn a lot and convey peace issues as a citizen of Hiroshima.

<Megumi Iwata>

I felt there were things I can only sense now, as a high school student, so I applied to be a junior writer. I want to write articles that will attract people's attention and leave readers with a strong impression.

<Shiori Ueki>

I like riding horses. I love animals and I'm very interested in foreign countries, too. I'll do my best to create articles that will interest our foreign readers.

<Kana Kumagai>

I want to work in the media industry in the future. By working as a junior writer, I'd like to take a step forward toward that dream. I'll work hard so that Peace Seeds can offer readers opportunities to think about peace.

<Ren Nonaka>

I enjoy playing the piano. Through the experience of being a junior writer, I want to do what I can for peace. I intend to cherish forever the connections I make with the people I meet in my work for Peace Seeds.

<Mizuki Yada;

I like English and I'm now a student in the "international communication course" in high school. I would like to write unique articles that can only be read in Peace Seeds and help produce a newspaper that makes readers feel connected to peace activities.

<Junichi Akiyama>

I like reading, riding my bike, and listening to rock music. I want to write articles that bring people together, that serve as a bridge between readers and the people I interview for Peace Seeds.

<Kanna Inoue>

I applied to be a junior writer because an older student who I admire was working as a junior writer. I'm interested in the conflicts going on in the world as well as protecting animals. I'll do my best to discover new information to report.

<Miyu Sakata>

I'm returning to Peace Seeds after a one-year absence. I want to write articles that readers can easily understand and enjoy. More than anything, I want to choose my words carefully when I'm writing.

<Arisa Shiromoto>

I intend to do my best and I'll try to come up with a variety of ideas so that more people will become interested in peace issues. I want to gain a wide perspective on things and look at issues from many angles.

<Nene Takahashi>

I would be happy if people become more interested in peace issues after reading my articles. I'll do my very best. I'm on the softball team at school and I love watching baseball games.

<Daichi Ishi>

I like to talk with many kinds of people. Once I get started talking, though, it's hard for me to stop. I'm especially interested in the problems in the world today, and I've been helping an NPO with their work. I want to discover new points of view for thinking about issues, not just using "common sense."

<Reiko Takaya>

I wanted to be a junior writer because I'm interested in issues involving the environment and nuclear energy. I'm very happy with this chance to work for Peace Seeds. I'll do my best to contribute strong articles that will move our readers.

<Masataka Tanakao>

Since I belong to the photography club, I would like to make use of what I have learned in my club activities. I would like to write articles on peace from various points of view by listening to many people.

<Marina Ishimoto>

I belong to the volleyball team at school. I thought only adults read the newspaper, but I'll try to help produce an interesting paper for elementary school and junior high school students that will be easy for them to understand.

<Yuka Ichimura>

I am interested in environmental issues and their impact, including starvation. I like swimming. I would like to write articles that clearly convey what I want to say.

<Rena Sasaki>

I became a junior writer because I was impressed by another student I knew who was already one. I'm good at collecting information by searching through books and documents. I have a lot of things to learn, but I look forward to writing about peace for many people through Peace Seeds.

<Saaya Teranishi>

I'm very happy to become a junior writer. I like to make small handicrafts using beads. I don't have much confidence in writing articles yet, but I'll do my best to help make a good newspaper.

<Mei Yoshimoto>

I like to play the Japanese drum called "Wadaiko." I want to report on many kinds of peace activities and things that people aren't familiar with. I'll do my best to write clear and interesting articles.

<Yuji Iguchi>

I like to play table tennis. I want to report on the assistance given to refugees in the world.

<Arata Kono>

I like to read books and my favorite books are Takeru Kaido best-selling medical mystery series. I was hoping to become a junior writer and I'm looking forward to meeting people of all ages. I'm eager to take part in peace activities and report on them.

<Masaya Obayashi>

I遏・ on the baseball team at school and I play second base. As a junior writer, I want to write articles to convey the importance of peace. I try to do my best.

<Sachiko Kitayama>

I take lessons in modern ballet. I want to make good use of this opportunity to learn about peace issues and communicate these issues to many people. I try hard to write good articles that are easy for everyone to understand.

<Yumi Kimura>

Through this chance to work as a junior writer, I like to share my thoughts with many people. I want to write articles together with other junior writers so that the Peace Seeds readers will think about peace.

<Yusuke Suemoto>

I joined the Peace Seeds staff in April 2009. I'm in junior high and my hobbies are playing the piano, bird watching, and watching sports. Being a junior writer is a special chance and I hope to meet new people and deepen my knowledge of peace issues.

<Yuka Iguchi>

Two years have passed since I became a junior writer. I have been able to meet a variety of people so far. I've also come to feel that the idea of peace is connected to many parts of our lives. I want to continue learning a lot about peace.

<Mako Sakamoto>

As a junior writer, I want to interview all sorts of people and write articles that make many more people feel concerned about what happened to Hiroshima.

<Minako Iwata>

I'll be happy if you read our newspaper and it strengthens your interest in peace. I'll work hard so please read our paper.