“Just as the word ‘Akira’ means ‘bright’ in Japanese, the Akira Foundation aims to bring brightness to peoples’ lives. Especially I would want to mention the ‘Social Innovation Scholarship’ for the foreign students in Japan.”
5 March 2012
Tasmia Persoob | Bangladesh

“This scholarship not only helps the foreign students financially to fulfill their academic researches, but also accelerates their confidence levels. The Foundation also creates a platform for communication for young academicians from a variety of countries, which is essential for their intellectual development. I’m very honoured to be a part of this Foundation and I wish every success for Akira Foundation.”

Tasmia Persoob earned a PhD at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, in Osaka, Japan. She is also a 2010 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Student and Akira Foundation Alumna of SIS Fellow 2009.
Ongoing research: Identity and Human Rights: The Case of Camp Based Urdu Speaking Community in Bangladesh