Seijo Imazaki on Empowering Women in Afghanistan with Sports and Education
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Seijo Imazaki has risen from the ashes of his past. A past colored by the untimely death of his parents. At the age of 10, Seijo buried his mother. 7 years later, he lost his father to the hands of his brother. Not only did this rock the sleepy town of Greenburgh, NY, where Seijo was raised. It became the single most formative event in Seijo's young life. He spent his late teens and 20's living in uncertainty.
He did a concert at Webster Hall to support Education and Sports in Afghanistan while wearing the Esteqlal Football team T-shirt.
"My main message is to believe in yourself, and believe on what you are doing. It is the key to success." Seijo believes that music and sports can connect people in the way that they do not need to communicate with each other physically. He said: "I want to be an inspiration not only for kids in Afghanistan but in Japan and any parts of the world." His personal message for Afghan kids are to never give up and to have compassion for other people as they are struggling and suffering the life same as them.