Shihoko Fujiwara

Shihoko Fujiwara is the founder of Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims (formerly Polaris Project Japan), a non-profit organization based in Japan specialized in providing direct support to people affected by trafficking and sexual exploitation. Driven by her passion to combat human and sex trafficking, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children, Shihoko is a pioneer in advocating for the rights of women and children in Japan since 2004. She was an international studies major at UW-Madison and won the Distinguished Young Alumni Award for her anti-trafficking work in Japan.  Currently, she resides in Michigan with her husband and two children.