An interview was held between Ashinaga President Yoshiomi Tamai and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Andrew D. Hamilton. “If you have a dream, you can change the world.” A new chapter in the history of Ashinaga’s international expansion was formed.
In the Lower House election held on December 14, Hakubun Shimomura, one of the inaugural members of the Ashinaga Orphan Scholarship Program, was re-elected, winning the most votes (129,587) of any candidate in Tokyo. It was decided that he would resume his duties as the Minister of Education in the 3rd Abe administration. He kindly consented to be interviewed by President Yoshiomi Tamai.