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Airi Sugihara

Airi was born in Japan, but has lived in the US and Australia. She is interested in human rights issues, as well as horseback riding and pop culture. She is currently a high school student in Tokyo, and aspires to study Sociology and Media in the future.

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Latest posts by Airi Sugihara

5 September 2017

Ishinomaki's Reborn Arts Festival: Art Therapy for a Tsunami-Scarred City's Soul

The Bridge

The city of Ishinomaki had recovered physically from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but still lacked its former vitality. Enter the Reborn Art Festival.

21 July 2017

Between Worlds: The Complicated Life of a Young Japanese Returnee

The Bridge

'We said "sorry" in Japanese, to which she replied, “Oh, you're Japanese? Then always speak Japanese, you foreigner!”'

14 July 2017

The Unusual, Sometimes Mysterious Bookmarks Found in Used Books in Japan

"This handmade bookmark in my second-hand book is so cool."

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