WGI Tokyo is the culmination of a longstanding desire to expand our network to Japan. The world’s third largest economy, Japan was a key destination point for WGI’s Asian strategy. Japan offered us an important opportunity to promote literacy in one of the world’s most dynamic nations.
In Tokyo, WGI is supporting our mission through our Read & Rice campaign. Through Read & Rice, we're mobilizing the manpower and resources to teach English to low-income Japanese children. Instilling these skills in this demographic offers them increased opportunities for future education and employment.
WGI Tokyo held its first Read & Rice with Sasazuka Kodomo Table in March. Beginning in May, we launched a full session of Read & Rice at the former Harajuku Junior High School in Shibuya-ku. This program will run throughout Summer 2019.