Social Innovation Scholarship (SIS)
Akira Foundation supports the work of its Fellow works, and conducts initiatives in a variety of fields from social science to agriculture, and from human needs to the environment, to mention just a few.

Akira Foundation supports the Fellow program as a way to take initiatives in various fields, from social science to agriculture, and from human needs to the environment. Currently, our program around the globe focuses on six major fields, as follows.
  1. Civic Participation
  2. Economic Development
  3. Education/Learning
  4. Environment
  5. Health/Sanitation
  6. Social Justice
Akira Foundation fosters a vital platform for Fellows, scholars, and professionals in various fields to exchange knowledge and thoughts aimed at creating innovation in their fields, and creates new strategies and visions for systemic change in a sustainable manner.
Education/Learning

Ms. MEIJIN LI

SIS Fellow 2010

Institution
Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan
Department
Graduate School of Human Development and Environment
Scope of Research
Feasibility Study for Life Skills Education Programs Effective in Developing Abilities to Avoid Sexual Risk Behaviors into China
Environment

Ms. ADILA KUERBAN

SIS Fellow 2011

Institution
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Department
United Graduate School of Agricultural Science
Scope of Research
Feasibility Study for Environment Act and Policy in Xinjiang, China

Mr.RAJEN BAJGAIN

SIS Fellow 2011

Institution
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Department
Graduate School of Agriculture
Scope of Research
Quantitative Analysis of Soybean Growth and Seed Production under Optimum and Excess Water Field Conditions

Mr.TEJENDRA CHAPAGAIN

SIS Fellow 2009

Institution
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Department
Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Scope of Research
Potential of SRI (System of Rice Intensification) in the Temperate Climate of Japan

Ms.GUNASEKARA NILUPUL KALPANA

SIS Fellow 2009

Institution
Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Department
Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Scope of Research
Water Resources Development: Towards a Water Conflict Proneness Index
Accomplishment
Published in the “Journal of Hydrology”
Social Justice

Mr. RAYMOND TAN

SIS Fellow 2010

Institution
Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Department
Department of Journalism, Graduate School of Humanities
Scope of Research
Malaysia: Freedom of Expression and the Media through the Licensing System

Ms. TASMIA PERSOOBN

SIS Alumni

Institution
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Department
Doctoral Candidate, Osaka School of International Public Policy
Scope of Research
Identity and Human Rights: The Case of Camp Based Urdu Speaking Community in Bangladesh
Accomplishment
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship (2010); Published in Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP)

Mr. WANG SHUANG

SIS Fellow 2009

Institution
University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Department
Master student, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Scope of Research
Research and Perspectives on the Quality of Life for the Families of the First Generation of One Child Policy Children in Urban Areas of China