Lecture by Mrs. Hosokawa: ‘A Life Full of Mission, Passion and Action’
On September 30th, the AJS invited Mrs. Kayoko Hosokawa, the former First Lady of Japan, to give a lecture at the Media Room of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. The audience enjoyed the lecture in a relaxed atmosphere, with lunch served.
Mrs. Hosokawa is presently very active in various fields, but places special emphasis on volunteer activities. She elaborated on the Special Olympics and what motivates her to put so much effort.
The history of Mrs. Hosokawa’s involvement in projects aiming to ‘change the world’ dates back to her youth. The richness of her experiences is evidence of the kind of life she has been leading: a life full of excitement and wonderful encounters.
After the lecture, the audience seemed to be much moved by what they had heard, and many waited in line to have her book autographed.
It was an excellent opportunity to lift our gaze from the much-discussed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and also to focus our vision on the Special Olympics for those with intellectual disability — or in other words, a ‘Gift from God’.
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