Meet the Secretariat
We are excited to present to you the Secretariats of JMMUN 2023! Together with the spirited chairs and the creative press team, they are striving to make this year’s JMMUN a memorable one for you all!
A Letter from the Secretary-General
Dear delegates and faculty advisors,
It is my utmost pleasure to invite you to the 8th annual Japan Metropolitan Model United Nations!
My name is Natsuki Tada, and I am in my second year of high school here at Senzoku Gakuen.
I am truly honored to serve as the Secretary-General at JMMUN 2023. I cannot wait to welcome delegates from all over the world both in-person and online to discuss global issues.
This year, with the theme – “Renaissance ~ Reviving the Groundwork of Diplomacy” – in mind, we hope to create a conference where we constantly remind ourselves of why we gather and discuss global issues. Rather than being entangled in conflicts between nations, let’s find ways we could cooperate to bring back peace to the world! We look forward to expanding ideas and experiences through not only the conference itself but also the multilateral conversations and interactions between all of us.
For the past two years, JMMUN has successfully held online conferences (JMMUN 2021 was held entirely online and JMMUN 2022 offered a hybrid conference). As COVID still hinders delegates from easily flying abroad, we have decided to offer both in-person and online committees this year. I truly hope this decision not only encourages many delegates living outside of the Kanto region or Japan to easily participate in this amazing MUN conference but also presents that we stand our ground in believing that open and earnest diplomacy is the key to a better future. Overcoming myriad obstacles along the way, JMMUN 2023 will be our place to share our stories and celebrate each other.
As one of the largest student-run all-English MUN conferences in Japan, JMMUN is honored to create an international platform for all delegates. I would like to thank everyone for taking interest in this conference. We look forward to seeing you all in March 2023!
In service and leadership,
Japan Metropolitan Model United Nations 2023
Hi! My name is Natsuki Tada, and I will be serving as the Secretary-General at JMMUN 2023. Thank you for taking interest in JMMUN! I am thrilled to welcome delegates from diverse backgrounds to this year’s conference.
Above, I have written about the theme of JMMUN 2023 and my vision of how I aspire for the conference to look, so here I would like to briefly write about myself.
I have lived in the U.S. for two years, but have spent most of my life here in Japan. I have been involved in MUN for five years now; I served as the director of the Beginner 2 committee last year and it is my second year being involved with the JMMUN management, through which I have learned the power of teamwork and leadership.
In my free time, I love to play tennis, listen to music, and daydream! I also love talking to friends and strangers; I already cannot wait to witness strangers turning into friends at JMMUN 2023! Trust me, it is a great place to make friends and step out of your comfort zone!
I hope you are all as excited as I am for JMMUN 2023! I cannot wait!
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Deputy Secretary General
Hi! My name is Yui Irie, and it is an honor to be serving as the Deputy Secretary General at JMMUN 2023. Thank you so much for your interest in our conference!
Participating in MUN has always been challenging for me, and it seems this won’t change even after becoming the deputy. Therefore, I hope JMMUN will be a comfortable conference for everyone to enjoy MUN, gain confidence, and expand your network!
Once again, thank you so much for joining us. We look forward to achieving our theme “Renaissance” with you through this conference. I cannot wait to meet you all both in-person and online in March!
Head of Press
Welcome to JMMUN! My name is Risa Fukushima, and I will be serving as the Head of Press. The press team will be advertising the conference and will be sharing information on our website and our Instagram. We are delighted to have your interest in the conference.
Throughout the conference, the press crew will be interviewing delegates and creating the newspaper of JMMUN, which will be published after the conference has ended.
I am very excited for participating in this conference as a press member, and look forward to meeting delegates not only from Japan, but from all over the world. I hope this conference will be an unforgettable experience for all of the delegates!
I am honored to be a part of JMMUN 2023. I have been advising the MUN club at Senzoku Gakuen for 9 years and have been with JMMUN since its inception. It has been wonderful to see the conference grow year by year and to see the innovations and evolutions that take place with each iteration, just as it is wonderful to see MUN spreading more and more through Japan. I think this year’s theme is especially important. The theme of Renaissance that the Secretariat came up with this year is a fascinating look at how our pasts inform our futures, and how we should look to replicate successes while making amends and correcting for mistakes. Throughout the Renaissance, while humanism flourished, spread the belief that we hold within our own power the ability to elevate ourselves and solve the problems that plague the human condition. I believe this conference speaks to that, as it continues, despite adversity, to achieve new heights. We thank you for being a part of that. On a personal level, I love reading and writing literature, cooking, and cats – so if you see me at the conference, please share book recommendations, recipes, and cat memes.
This year’s conference marks my third official experience with the model United Nations program at Senzoku. I’ve been impressed with the level of diligence and sophistication displayed by the students in the planning and implementation of the JMMUN conference. Each year, students delve into complex issues that weigh heavily on the lives and futures of millions of people, amassing a wealth of evidence and understanding in the process. I find it inspiring to see students at the junior high and high school level engaged in this level of discourse and in mobilizing their peers to make lasting change in the world. The model United Nations program fulfills a vital role in the shaping of the lives of young people as global citizens, providing an impetus to peer beyond national boundaries and cultural barriers. While students in classrooms can easily perform research on the climates, customs, and conundrums of communities worldwide, MUN participation demands that students take this intellectual endeavor a step further by encouraging them to dwell within the data of another land and see the world through a new set of eyes. The value of this act is profound on two levels. Foremost, students must address and, perhaps, overcome their own preconceived notions about other cultures. More intimately, students develop their capacity for empathy by recognizing their limits of their own perspective and the challenges faced in other locales. Given all that MUN represents, I am excited to be a part of this year’s conference and the JMMUN Press team. I look forward to a fascinating and illuminating conference in 2023.
It is my pleasure to be part of the JMMUN this year. This is my first experience of the Model United Nations and I have really enjoyed getting to know how the conference works and the extensive planning that is required to organise it. I have been profoundly impressed by the dedication and hard work of those involved; in particular I admire the efforts of the more experienced members to nurture and encourage the involvement of the newest recruits. The JMMUN is an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the world around you and to think about how to solve the myriad of problems that face the global community. On a more personal note, I enjoy being active and participating in as many outdoor activities as possible, especially snowboarding.