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Environmental law student, Moe Honjo, wins national “Shuppan Koshien” contest in Tokyo

January 22, 2014

Moe Honjo with Shuppan Koshien trophy in Tokyo, JapanMoe Honjo with Shuppan Koshien trophy in Tokyo, Japan

Lewis & Clark Law LLM student, Moe Honjo, recently won first prize in the 9th “Shuppan Koshien” contest held in Tokyo, Japan. “Shuppan Koshien” is a national competition in which students from all over Japan present their plans for books they wish to publish. Through three screening processes, only twelve plans were selected to advance to the final competition where applicants made presentations in front of professional editors.

Moe’s proposed book is about eighteen animal shelters in six countries she visited, starting when she was a high school student in the United Kingdom.  Moe externed as a Lewis & Clark student in Brussels and Barcelona last summer, visiting shelters in those cities as well. Her aim in publishing the book is to inform the Japanese reader about the link between the mass marketing of pets and the euthanization of dogs and cats. Moe explained that she wants people to see animal shelters as exciting places to visit and meet beautiful animals. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to inform people about shelters around the world, and to share my passion for improving the relationship between humans and animals”.

Moe is a graduate of Kyoto University law school in Japan, and recently completed Lewis & Clark’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law LLM program. She is now enrolled in the Animal Law LLM program here at Lewis & Clark law school.