ITASIA Homecoming Day 2022

Oct. 15, 2022

For this year’s ITASIA Homecoming Day event, the ITASIA Program welcomed back two of our graduates from the Master’s program. Instead of focusing on the process of finding a job and working for a Japanese company, this year’s event was about choosing different or alternate paths in life. Both of our featured alumni are currently living in Japan and shared their experiences pursuing personal projects in their lives and work in Japan. Before the presentations by our two distinguished alumni, we held a lively reception attended by many new and old faces. It was great to see so many alumni turn out for the event. 

Date and Time:

5:00 – 8:00 PM・Friday, 14 October 2022 (JST)



The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus・東京大学 本郷キャンパス

Interdisciplinary Information Studies・情報学環

Main Building, Open Studio (B1F)・本館 オープンスタジオ



5:00-6:00 PM: Reception

6:00-8:00 PM: Alumni Presentations

MC: Professor Jason G. Karlin

Featured Alumni Speakers:

  • Alexandra HONGO (MA, 2011)

COO, Shiitake Creative Inc. 

“Towards a More Inclusive and Diverse Japan: What a 5-Person Company Is Doing to Change How Japan Promotes Itself Overseas”

  • Sam HOLDEN (MA, 2017)

Writer, Translator, Renovation Activist

“Becoming a Renovation Activist in Tokyo and Hiroshima: Creating Community Spaces in Historic Public Baths and Vacant Houses”