Developing Human Dignity from Japan | Kanae Doi

Developing Human Dignity from Japan: Kanae Doi at TEDxKyotoChange

Kanae Doi, a lawyer in Japan, was born in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. A graduate of University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law, she passed the national bar examination while still a student in 1996. In 1998, she traveled to what was at the time the newest African country, Eritrea, and devoted herself to the enactment of criminal laws. After returning to Japan, she actively engaged in refugee human rights issues. Currently, she serves as the Japan Director of the international human rights NGO, Human Rights Watch.

“Developing Human Dignity from Japan”
What is development? Many probably think economic development. The human rights activist, Ms. Doi, however, speaks of the importance of seeing development not as the field of economics but of human dignity. Only this can be the key to an orderly world in the next 50, 100 years. This presentation advocates a kind of role, one unique both to Japan and the world.