My name is Nariko. I currently live in Tokyo, Japan. I live with my mother, my father and my younger sister Yori. Our family is always low on money, and so I've always worked to get what my family needs. Just last year I was working 2 jobs and going to school. It was harsh, but I've made it through. Now I've decided I want to follow a dream. My family doesn't fully support me, they think there would be more money in being a doctor, but they decided they wouldn't hold me back, but they also would not help to fund this dream. So now I'm applying to The Yazawa School for the Arts. If I get a scholarship, then that will make life easier, but I won't hold my breath. I expect I will be working several jobs, but it's what I want to do, so I believe I can do this.