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July 22, 2022

山邊 鈴:聴くことからはじめる貧困・格差問題への取り組み


YAMABE Rin : To start from listening to tackle poverty and disparity issues

There are few places where the poor can have their stories listened to properly.
Listen to the stories of these “people who are not being listened to”.
Even if you don't agree with the other person's story, listen and understand the story.
She says this is the first step in resolving poverty and disparity.
YAMABE Rin was born and raised in a rural town in Japan, and has been working on poverty issues since she was a high school student by visiting slums in the Philippines and India.
And now on, she has been continuing to listen to the Voices of many "people who are not being listened to" that she is unconvinced. She was born in 2002 in Isahaya city, Nagasaki prefecture.
She has been interested in disparity and poverty at home and abroad since she was a junior high school student. She has acted through the establishment of the student body and data collection in developing countries.
She studied in India when she was in the 11th grade. Having a keen awareness of the caste system, she held a fashion show using children in slum areas as models.
After coming back to Japan, she wrote an article named “in the corner of this cracked world” , feeling a sense of crisis regarding segmentized Japan. She also often appeared in the media.
She is going to study at Wellesley College (women’s college) this autumn about segregation, social movement, public opinion formation, security system and so forth. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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