Ms. Minako Idei (Japan, Buddhist)
Ms.Minako Idei spent her school years in Hawaii, USA. She became interested in cross-cultural understanding and religious dialogue through the influence of friends she met there.
After graduating from high school, she returned to Japan and graduated from university in three and a half years with a degree in English Language and Culture. In 2009, she started working for a Japanese travel agency.
Since 2014, she has been working at Rissho Kosei-kai, and her first department to be assigned was Kosei Gakuen Girls’ High School, founded by Founder Nikkyou Niwano.
From 2014 to 2019, Kosei Gakuen Girls High School was certified as a “Super Global High School” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. As part of this project, she worked on the school’s international projects for five years. She supported students’ global learning, such as fieldwork in Thailand and the School of Oriental and African Studies and study abroad in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2021, she was certified as a Japanese language teacher, teaching Japanese to foreign nationals and children who live in Japan. In June 2022, she was certified as an Intercultural Counselor.