Manifesto

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Candidate for the position of Japan Society - Vice-President/Treasurer

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Arsh Misra

"When someone likes something, they expect it to be complex and have many different things to offer over a long period of time, otherwise it becomes stale and unappealing. I found this in many societies, but I aim to keep things fresh and continually remind people that they made the right choice by joining the Japan society."

Who am I?: 

My name is Arsh Misra, and I am from the United States, but I have also lived in Germany. I am a first-year History and Political Economy undergraduate at King's. I know three languages, English, Hindi and German, but I am also learning Japanese. My favorite thing about Japan would be the history of samurai culture and weaponry, but I also like the language and food!

What first caught my attention were the calligraphy events the Japanese society hosted. It drew me in and made me want to explore the art of calligraphy and Japanese writing. I soon realized that the Japanese society had so much more to offer, and this made me want to explore it further. I want to expand the already diverse number of events and opportunities available to everyone in the same way the Japanese society did for me when I first discovered it.     

Accounting and making financial decisions is vital for a society to run effectively. I have experience in managing finances and accounting through previous experience in high school societies. I understand the importance of managing funds and allocating them to different sectors efficiently, and as a result I aim to work with the committee to utilize each cent that goes towards memberships, managing events, and budgeting for privileges such as one-time special events. Money is what gives a society the tools and resources to organize fun and engaging events, and through the Vice President position I will ensure that finances and accounting are effectively coordinated with decisions made by the event’s organizers in order to host fun and engaging events!

Although I am not Japanese, the language classes, events, and friendly community made me feel welcome, and these are principles I aim to retain and build upon through the Vice President position. I understand the importance of representing the Japanese community at KCL, and I aim to consider the interests of members and committee alike! I look forward to meeting all of you next-year, whether I am successful in the election or otherwise. It is always a fun and enriching experience to interact with people who are invested in Japanese culture!

?What I would like to provide:
- An increase in Japanese language classes for those who are interested in learning Japanese.

- A continuation of building and maintaining strong relationships with business partners to grant discounts for members.

- An increase in the number and diversity of free events to give any members the option to enjoy opportunities provided by the society.