Irene Melinu graduated in March 2020 in Japanese Language, Economics and Legal Institutions at Ca' Foscari University of Venice with a thesis on the professional future of young European graduates in Japanese, written in partnership with Uniqlo Europe.
After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Japanese Language, Society and Culture, she was selected for the International College Ca' Foscari, Ca' Foscari University's honors degree, where she had the opportunity to take part in the Minor in Digital Humanities, the Teamwork in Environmental Sustainability in the Venetian Lagoon and the Public Speaking and Personal Branding workshops.
During her university studies, she won two scholarships abroad at Showa Joshi University in Tokyo and Tohoku University in Sendai for a total of 18 months. In Japan, she deepened her knowledge of Japanese corporate culture thanks to an internship at GAP and working in the food and beverage industry.
Passionate about fashion, economics and management of Japanese companies, she participates in the Uniqlo Global Management Program in 2019, where she is hired for her current position as Assistant Store Manager in Paris. Thanks to her many international experiences, she acquired an excellent oral and written mastery of English, Japanese and French.
She is interested in Mondo Internazionale as part of the JIYO Project, where she has the opportunity to share her knowledge and professional experience related to the world of the Japanese economy and to the opportunities for growth and exchange with Italian companies. In February 2021 she becomes JIYO Project Manager, in charge of managing the project activities and coordinating the team.