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Jong Ki Kim

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

South Korea

Jongki Kim has pioneered a national change in law and attitudes toward bullying in schools in Korea over the past eighteen years. Through his work, Jongki has introduced many initiatives to both reduce and mitigate the effects of bullying on both the victims and the perpetrators.

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Junto Ohki

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2012

Japan

Junto Ohki uses information technology to promote full citizenship of the deaf community in Japan by developing an online database of signs, thus increasing access to basic services and removing barriers between global sign languages. Junto is the co-founder and president of ShuR Group, the company...

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Myung-sook Seo

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

South Korea

Myung-sook Seo is harnessing citizen participation to create cultural and economic development opportunities outside of large metropolitan areas. By mobilizing ordinary citizens to build new hiking trails that pass through villages, she enables local residents and hikers alike to discover previously...

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Sung-Jin Myoung

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2014

South Korea

Despite major investment in rehabilitating juvenile offenders, rates of recidivism remain stubbornly high at 37%. Building on his success with all but eliminating glue-sniffing in two cities, Sung-jin’s new approach to rehabilitation has built a new cooperative system involving judges, municipal...

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Masue Katayama has developed a contextually sensitive approach to changing attitudes and values about nursing care. Masue has created the broadly utilized Shinkou-Kai model for private nursing homes which provides comfortable yet affordable housing options for Japanese elderly, while employing non...

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Myung-Sook Cho

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2015

South Korea

For most North Korean refugees settling in South Korea in search of a better life, the readjustment process quickly turns into a swim-or-sink game of survival. The refugees grapple with debilitating mental trauma inflicted on them before, during, and after their escape from the totalitarian state, a...

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In-soo Song

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2015

South Korea

In-soo restores the primacy of public education to ensure fairness in the education system. For the past four decades, the public education system in Korea has suffered from ever-exacerbating competition culture and the impact of shadow education. Shadow education refers to the activities outside of...

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Takashi Kawazoe

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2013

Japan

Takashi Kawazoe is extending access to health care in Japan through new career paths for nurses working outside hospital walls. A key element of his approach is a system of self-check medical stations where patients access information about their health and preventative health measures; quickly...

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Michihiko Iwamoto

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Japan

Michihiko is revolutionizing the way Japan thinks about used materials by creating a Consumer-Participated Recycling Culture, whereby used clothing and such electronics as cell phones can be recycled and turned into bio-ethanol and precious metals, without leaving any waste. His method loops in both...

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Sooinn Lee

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2017

South Korea

Sooinn is changing the paradigm of basic education, through child-centered learning.

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