TOMODACHI-UNIQLO Fellowship Selects Two Students for 2020 Program
On September, 2020, two participants of the TOMODACHI-UNIQLO Fellowship in 2020 joined the online program orientation.
Under this fellowship, students who aspire to be globally-oriented business managers or fashion designers receive a top U.S. graduate education in business and fashion. After a prestigious selection process, Kazuya Kojima and Natsumi Aoki were chosen as program participants.
Kazuya Kojima studies at Parsons The New School for Design (Parsons). He looks forward to enriching his creative activities through communication with locals in New York from various backgrounds and the understanding and discoveries he will find by putting himself in a new environment. While deepening his understanding of Japanese history and traditional culture, he aims to make clothes that are useful for daily life.
Natsumi Aoki is the first female TOMODACHI-UNIQLO fellow to study at Parsons. She aims to share her studies in the United States with people in Japan using her own perspectives. She would like to learn ways of expression that make the best use of her two different backgrounds, materials and culture, which she has developed through her previous experiences.
Since it started in 2012, the program has supported 18 young leaders who are invested in the future of U.S.-Japan relations.
TOMODACHI-UNIQLO Fellowship is generously funded by Fast Retailing Foundation.