Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Major: Theater Arts, Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies Minor
Languages: Japanese, English
Hobbies: Singing, watching movies and anime, playing guitar, making songs, and reading
Biography: Mizuki Shiigi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, the major place of sending out Japanese latest fashion and pop culture. It had spent its almost entire time of life in Tokyo before I came to the United States.
In 2017, it came to Portland to study English. While it learned English at IELP which is the English Learning Program integrated into PSU, it felt that cultural diversity is bigger than it thought. Through the program, it found the theater arts major at PSU, and the major seemed good to learn to it, so that it decided to transfer to PSU in 2018. It thinks that it made a right decision to come to Portland. This city, Portland seems to be liberal to it, and people who are in this city have confidence in their ways of life to its eyes.
As a student in the theater arts major and a human aiming to be an actor, it does “character study.” It is a necessary process which is to know and create a character as itself. For that, it should imagine why does the character do the specific action, and what makes the character do so. It thinks this process can be adaptable to understand others’ cultures.
Digging the culture one has and carries, and knowing others’ cultures are very interesting and important to share this world as living existences. It is very excited and glad to have this opportunity which is being as a member of ICSP.