issei Matsumura

Issei Matsumura was born on December 11, 2002 in New York. He moved to Tokyo when he was two months old, where he attended a public school for six months before transferring to the American Embassy School in New Delhi and becoming fluent in English. He is interested in politics and current events.

“Maybe that was your true self breaking out of the cage it had been trapped in.” These were the words that Issei’s mother said to him after finally overcoming his lifelong fear of talking to people. However, he soon came to realize that he hadn’t just overcome a fear: he had taken the first step towards becoming who he really was.

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