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  • Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Urban Design Consultant Jeanne Giordano Ltd Rosanne Haggerty Founder Common Ground Community Founder President Community Solutions Dervala Hanley Strategist Ammunition Scott Heiferman Co Founder CEO Meetup com Yoshito Hori President GLOBIS University Managing Partner GLOBIS Capital Partners Katsuji Imata Board Chair CSO Network Japan Hideyuki Inoue Co founder INNO Lab International Founder SVP Tokyo Harue Ishikawa Founder Care Center Yawaragi Mitsuhisa Ishikawa President Production I G Greg Jackson Former Executive Director Brownsville Partnership New York Koichi Kaneda Senior Director CSR Corporate Communications Department Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Taneo Kato Executive Director Association for Corporate Support of the Arts Lin Kobayashi Founder Chair of the Board International School of Asia Karuizawa Keito Kohara Producer artcomplex group Hiroki Komazaki President CEO NPO Florence Kaori Kuroda Executive Director CSO Network Japan Justin Leach Rigging Supervisor Blue Sky Studios Producer Masaaki Yuasa s Kick heart Limbon Professor Department of Social Sciences Ritsumeikan University Rick Lowe Artist Founder Project Row Houses Chawanad Luansang Co founder Openspace Community Architects Osamu Maebashi Adventurer Douglas McGray Senior Editorial Fellow New America Foundation Editor in Chief The California Sunday Magazine Pop Up Magazine Dominic Molon Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art RISD Museum Kohei Nishiyama Founder CEO CUUSOO System Jacqueline Novogratz CEO Acumen Tomohiko Okabe CEO kotolab LLC CEO Okabe Tomohiko Design Studio Kensuke Onishi CEO Peace Winds Japan Director Japan Platform John Peterson Founder Public Architecture Curator Loeb Fellowship Graduate School of Design Harvard University Daniel Pink Author Michael Reich Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy School of Public Health Harvard University Ann Rutledge Founding Principal R R Consulting Dai Sato Anime scenario writer President CEO Storyriders Co Ltd Max Schorr Co founder Good Ken Shibusawa Chairman Commons Asset Management Inc Mitsuko Shimomura Headmistress Ikikata Jyuku School Cameron Sinclair Co Founder Architecture for Humanity Founder Design Principal

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  • Overview & Staff: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    is facilitated through public forums featuring the work of the participants Network initiatives in Tokyo Kyoto New York San Francisco Pittsburgh and New Orleans have explored issues such as community revitalization building essential skills for social innovators new models for entrepreneurialism crisis management and recovery and the role of play in fostering creativity and innovation Moving forward Japan Society will look for new ways to expand the Network connecting innovative Japanese and Americans who are working to create social value and catalyze change for a better future Staff Betty Borden Director Fumiko Miyamoto Senior Program Officer Betty Borden Betty Borden is the Director of the Innovators Network a unique collaborative program that brings together creative Japanese and Americans who are pursuing innovative and often groundbreaking ideas to improve their communities and society The Network provides opportunities for these leaders to build enduring relationships learn from each other inspire each other and collaborate She is also responsible for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund a 14 million fund Japan Society started after the March 11 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake to support relief and long term recovery in Tohoku Before coming to Japan Society Betty worked at The Asia Foundation in Washington DC where she was responsible for program development and Executive Branch and Congressional relations and she worked for a U S Senator as a legislative aide She holds a B A in International Relations from San Francisco State University Fumiko Miyamoto Fumiko Miyamoto joined Japan Society in September 2005 Prior to that she worked as a news producer researcher translator and interpreter in the media industry A native of Japan she graduated from Nihon University College of Art and holds an MA in Journalism from New York University She has lived in London Beirut Cochabamba and Paris Calendar of Events

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  • Archives: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    What is happening to capitalism Following his trip Dr Tasaka wrote Where are Social Entrepreneurs Going in the 21st Century The Nine Visions for Social Entrepreneurs in the U S You can read the full essay in English and Japanese here Nine Visions Dedicated to Social Entrepreneurs in the U S PDF 21世界の社会起業家はどこに向かうか 米国の社会起業家に贈る9つのビジョン PDF U S Japan Innovators Project Sends First Participants to Japan April May 2005 Three teams of two American researchers including three former Japan Society Fellows traveled to Japan to meet a broad range of innovators including those established in their fields of expertise and those who are newly emerging The business innovation team Alan Webber Founding Editor of Fast Company magazine and Keith Yamashita founder and principal of Stone Yamashita focused on identifying the people in Japan who are creating new ideas technologies and practices likely to spur the next wave of global business innovation The cultural innovation team Douglas McGray freelance journalist and author of Japan s Gross National Cool PDF and Dominic Molon Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago met with artists architects anime directors musicians intellectuals entrepreneurs scientists and others who are on the cutting edge of defining contemporary culture in Japan On the social innovation team Rosanne Haggerty founder president of Common Ground Community and Michael Reich Taro Takemi Professor of International Health at Harvard University focused engaging individuals from business the arts the nonprofit world and elsewhere who are advancing and implementing new ideas on how to address a wide range of social and humanitarian problems Entrepreneurship Leadership Lecture Table for Two Connecting the world by sharing a meal July 21 2010 What if you could do something good for yourself and do something even better for someone else with the effortless of choice of what to eat That is the simple but powerful logic behind Table for Two TFT a Tokyo based nonprofit TFT earns 20 for every healthy TFT designated meal sold in over 250 corporate cafeterias restaurants and convenience stores in Japan which in turn is spent to subsidize nutritious lunches for school aged children in Africa TFT is expanding to the U S beginning with Columbia University and the Kitano Hotel in New York Masa Kogure Director of TFT International spoke about TFT s dual mission to fight hunger and malnutrition in developing countries and obesity and diabetes in Japan and U S The lecture program was moderated by Dan Chapman Managing Director Loan Syndicate and Sales U S Bank Public Symposia in Tokyo with Jacqueline Novogratz Founder CEO Acumen Fund April 20 24 2010 On April 21 22 Japan Society and the Tokyo Foundation cosponsored two public speaking events in Tokyo for Jacqueline Novogratz the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund and a member of the U S Japan Innovators Network At the sold out events Jacqueline talked about how Acumen Fund the organization she founded in 2001 seeks to break the cycle of poverty by enlisting the market and its tools to achieve long term social change For a transcript of her presentation on April 21 please see the Tokyo Foundation website Japan Society also hosted an intimate breakfast with Japanese members of the Innovators Network Her visit coincided with the release of the Japanese translation of her book The Blue Sweater Exchange Program with Rosanne Haggerty Founder President Common Ground Community January 13 19 2010 In January 2010 Japan Society had the privilege of hosting Rosanne Haggerty founder and President of Common Ground Community and a member of the U S Japan Innovators Network in Japan She participated in several public forums The first Regional Development in Urban Cities Cases from the U S and Japan was co organized with Tokyo Foundation The Tokyo Foundation has posted a transcript of the program on their website Rosanne was also invited to speak at Meiji University Partnering with Professor Yasushi Aoyama another member of the Innovators Network Rosanne participated in a public forum at the university on The Birth and Growth of Social Entrepreneurship in the U S In a more intimate setting Rosanne had breakfast with about 20 young social and business entrepreneurs at the Entrepreneurial Training Innovative Communities ETIC office Rosanne was also the featured guest on a popular Japanese TV program The Most Useful School in the World which aired on February 27 Shibusawa Mission of Young Business Leaders 2009 November 16 2009 In commemoration of the historic 1909 visit to the United States by Eiichi Shibusawa considered the father of Japanese capitalism eight emerging Japanese business leaders came to New York for one day of meetings that focused on American entrepreneurship and philanthropy The delegation was led by Network member Ken Shibusawa Founder and Chairman Commons Asset Management Inc and a Member of the Board of the Shibusawa Memorial Foundation Participants were Chutatsu Aono Founder and Former CEO GABA Corporation Mayumi Hachiya President and CEO Sakaguchi E H VOC Corp Junichiro Katayama President Semco Co Ltd Kazuhiro Kurihara Executive Vice President and CEO Phoenix Associates Co Ltd Kay Symonz Chief Director of Oil Section Shimozuma LPG Co Ltd Yoko Tabata President and CEO Taishin Corporation Toshiyuki Yoshimura President Toshimaya Corp INET Innovators Network Entrepreneurial Training November 7 15 2009 In collaboration with Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities ETIC and the Tokyo Foundation in Japan Japan Society brought three young social entrepreneurs from Japan whose work focuses on education and the revitalization of regional communities to the United States to share ideas expertise and experiences with their American counterparts Participants were Masayuki Yamanaka CEO Japan Association for Educational Innovation JAE Shoji Akimoto Executive Director G net Chihiro Nishimoto CEO Japan Area Management JAM Lecture The Blue Sweater Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World May 12 2009 Imagine a world where everyone has access to water housing health services and energy That is the goal of Jacqueline Novogratz a member of the U S Japan Innovators Network In 2001 Novogratz started Acumen

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  • Harue Ishikawa: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    profit organization in Tokyo that offers personalized and extensive home care services for the elderly community These services foster community outreach and help those within the senior community improve their quality of life Services include group homes short stay services day services and home help services The Center also works with family members to develop care plans and provides in home beauty services Care Center Yawaragi also offers instruction courses throughout the year for those who would like to work in the home care field Prior to founding Care Center Yawaragi Ishikawa was instrumental in the 1981 campaign to install elevators in the Tachikawa Station and also spent a number of years working for the International Wool Secretariat where she was responsible for trade marking Woolmark products in Japan Since 2002 she has been teaching a course on 20th Century Social Design at Rikkyo University s Graduate School Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat About Overview Brief History Board of

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  • Kohei Nishiyama: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    colleague from design school he founded elephant design co to commercialize the DTO system in 1997 Prior to founding elephant design he was a consultant at McKinsey Company where primarily handled new product development projects One notable project was the wireless telecom carrier His mission was to identify business opportunities for a client s data transmission technology which at that time was completely new to the market It is now one of the client s core businesses Muji a popular Japanese design lifestyle retailer began to use DTO in 2002 Products developed by this system rank in the top 3 in sales revenue Because of his expertise in product development Nishiyama is now a design consultant for companies such as Sony For the past three years he has been a judge for the Good Design Award Committee which is organized by the government Nishiyama lived in South America until age 19 He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo and the Kuwasawa Design School where he studied product design He is the recipient of several design awards including the Kuwasawa Design Award 2001 http www cuusoo com http www elephant design com Calendar of Events February 2016 S M

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  • Cameron Sinclair: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    of Westminster and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London During his studies Mr Sinclair developed an interest in social cultural and humanitarian design His postgraduate thesis focused on providing shelter to New York s homeless population through sustainable transitional housing After completing his studies he moved to New York where he has worked as a designer and project architect Sinclair is a regular guest critic and lecturer at schools and colleges in the United States and abroad Recently he served as the Cass Gilbert Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota He has spoken at a number of international business and design conferences on sustainable development and post disaster reconstruction including guest appearances on BBC World Service CNN International and National Public Radio Sinclair has contributed to a number of exhibitions dealing with social justice and design He is also a contributor writer for the blog Worldchanging com and with Kate Stohr has compiled the bestselling book on humanitarian design called Design Like You Give A Damn Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises In 2003 Sinclair was named a Nice Modernist by Dwell Magazine He is a recipient of the ASID Design for Humanity award the Lewis Mumford Award for Peace and the Wired Magazine Architecture Award In 2004 Fortune Magazine named him as one of the Aspen Seven seven people changing the world for the better Most recently Sinclair was one of three winners of the 2006 TED Prize and a finalist for the 2006 UK Designer of the Year http www cameronsinclair com http www architectureforhumanity org Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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