Chie Aikawa

Born and raised in Tokyo, Chie went an alternative high school in Japan and earned her B.A. in Commuication Studies from Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels. After living in working in Germany, she returned to Tokyo to become an interpreter specialized in social-oriented events, seminars and international youth exchange. Chie has worked with a variety of programs as an interpreter including Ship for World Youth program operated by the Japanese government. Following 3.11, Chie has interpreted a series of workshops and dialogue sessions and became convinced by the power of words. In recent years, she has started to facilitate dialogue events and diversity awareness sessions to bring in more tolerance into the Japanese society.