Highschool Student/Founder of the Nanohana Genki Project
Yumika Uno is a high school student, founder of the special interest club "O-Icchi-Nii" and the founder of the Nanohana Genki Project–a canola blossom and community beautification initiative. Her aim in starting the initiative was to re-invigorate the Ropponmatsu area after Kyushu University moved its campus location leaving an empty 2200 square-meter lot behind. As her work has developed, Uno has expanded her project and sent canola seeds to a junior high school in Miyagi prefecture. There, she hopes the blossoms will have a similar effect on the community. Uno currently looks to convert her canola seed cultivation into a viable social business.