Interview with Tsubasa Kato
*What was your impression about the World Bank, was it changed after you came here?
- Before I came, I had an image that World Bank is a very conservative global organization, however, I found the Bank being very friendly at Civil Society program, some were even joking at the speech to relax the participants.
*Is it true that Japanese youth are not interested in going out of the country as before, is it true?
- As you know the economy of Japan is slowing down, so it may affect people to be little inward. We may not have as many youth as before that have so called American dream, but some of us are becoming very active than ever.
*How did the great earthquake last year impacted Youth's minds?
- It was surely influential incident to us. Quite a few students went to volunteering on site and still continue to contributing in various different way from where they live.
*What's the most required skill to demonstrate a leadership for the youth organization like yours?
- Having a big and long-term vision for the activity and cause is crucial. Then, you'd have to draw a step-by-step plan in order to take a series of actions to achieve the mission.
*What would you say the important character of youth for them to contribute to the world?
- Well, language skill such as English is becoming crucial more and more. Another thing is to build and demonstrate a leadership in global society. You'd have to have your own perspective being a Japanese, and adopt that into your action amongst people from the rest of the world. Thank you.
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