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  • Valerie Casey: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    on their internal and external networks so they can address cultural economic social and environmental challenges with greater agility Valerie founded the Designers Accord the global coalition of designers corporate leaders and educational institutions focused on integrating sustainability into all practice and production Over 100 000 designers and organizations from around the world participate in the Designers Accord Before taking on her current role at IDEO Valerie was Executive Creative Director at frog design where she led the global design research and design strategy practices Previously Valerie was an Associate Partner at Pentagram Design where she built the interaction design practice in San Francisco and an Associate Creative Director at vivid studios Valerie s work has been celebrated in multiple publications and in 2008 she was named a Fast Company Master of Design and a Fortune magazine Guru You Should Know Valerie lectures on design throughout the international community and is an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts She holds a master s degree in cultural theory and design from Yale University and a BA from Swarthmore College http www valcasey com http www designersaccord org Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/valerie_casey (2016-02-14)
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  • David d'Heilly: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    been based in Tokyo and New York and working in the arts and journalism between Asia Europe and the U S for the past 18 years His writings have been published in eight languages in magazines including Wired US the Economist Intelligence Unit UK He has produced and directed two television series and worked on numerous film and television productions in seven countries Three of these have debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival He has curated and produced art exhibitions and festivals in Japan The US Sweden and France including 113 venues throughout metropolitan Stockholm Sweden and the only exhibition staged within the Yamanote train line Tokyo He has lectured internationally at the venues including the Sarajevo Youth Center Bosnia Herzgovina Doors of Perception Holland and taught at four universities including the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music http www 2dk net 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 Directors Staff Career Opportunities

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  • Cheryl Dorsey: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    training to be a pediatrician at Harvard Medical School she received an Echoing Green Fellowship With it she launched the Family Van a community based mobile health unit that provides basic health care and outreach services to at risk residents of inner city Boston neighborhoods As a public policy innovator Cheryl served as a White House Fellow from 1997 1998 serving as Special Assistant to the U S Secretary of Labor advising the Clinton Administration on health care and other issues She was later named Special Assistant to the Director of the Women s Bureau of the U S Labor Department where she helped develop family friendly workplace policies and spearheaded the labor secretary s pay equity initiative Most recently Cheryl served as the first Director of Public Health Initiatives at Danya International Inc where she developed products and services aimed at substance abuse treatment and prevention child and family services minority health and community outreach Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for Coro New York Leadership Center and Grant Makers for Effective Organizations and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Action Tank for Social Entrepreneurs as well as the John F Kennedy School of Government s Visiting Committee Cheryl has received numerous awards and honors for her commitment to public service including the Pfizer Roerig History of Medicine Award the Robert Kennedy Distinguished Public Service Award and the Manuel C Carballo Memorial Prize She holds a B A in History and Science from Harvard Radcliffe Colleges an M D from the Harvard Medical School and an M P P from the John F Kennedy School of Government She writes and speaks widely on minority affairs social justice social entrepreneurship and maternal and child health issues http www echoinggreen org Calendar of Events February 2016 S

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  • Debra Dunn: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    at providing appropriate technology based services and solutions to emerging markets and underserved populations Previously as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Operations Dunn was responsible for corporate wide functions including corporate strategy corporate development corporate communications and brand management corporate philanthropy and government affairs She was elected an HP vice president in November 1999 She was named General Manager of HP s Executive Committee in 1998 and led the Agilent spin off process as well as HP s new business creation function She was named General Manager of HP s Video Communication Division in 1996 after assuming the roles of Marketing Manager in 1993 and Manufacturing Manager in 1992 Between 1986 and 1992 she held a wide range of development and management positions Dunn joined HP in 1983 as an Executive Development Manager in the Corporate Training Division in Palo Alto Calif She holds a bachelor s degree in comparative economics from Brown University and a master s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School She serves on the Board of the Skoll Foundation Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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  • Marc Freedman: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    College University of London Freedman is author of the book Prime Time How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America An editor s recommendation of the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Prime Time was hailed by The New York Times as an inspiring informative mind opening book His earlier book The Kindness of Strangers was called the definitive book on the mentoring movement by The Los Angeles Times and was recently reissued in paperback by Cambridge University Press His new book Encore Inventing the Next Stage of Work was published in May 2007 A frequent commentator in the national media Freedman s writing has appeared in many publications including The Washington Post The Wall Street Journal USA Today the American Prospect and The Chronicle of Higher Education He is a high honors graduate of Swarthmore College with an MBA from Yale University and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Ashoka Senior Fellowship Prime Mover award of the Hunt Alternatives Fund the Maxwell A Pollack Award of the Gerontological Society of America the Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy and the Jack Ossofsky Award from the National Council on Aging http www encore org Calendar of Events February

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  • Ayako Fujii: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    then Shiga Prefecture has enacted an ordinance to prevent the eutrophication of Lake Biwa also known as the Soap Ordinance This ordinance has prompted detergent makers to manufacture and sell phosphorous free synthetic detergent In 1994 Lake Biwa was confronted with a new pollutant in the form of cooking oil In order to clean the lake once more Fujii decided to transform the discarded cooking oil into diesel fuel Then she started the Nanohana Eco Project in 1998 The project grows rapeseed in fields that rotate their crops The rapeseeds are converted into canola oil which in turn is used to cook lunch at schools The discarded oil is then collected to make soap and fuel for cars and agricultural machinery in the area essentially creating a zero emission ecosystem This concept has spread all over Japan and the Nanohana summit has been held every year since 2001 More than 100 groups all over Japan collaborate and cooperate to recycle canola oil She is the author of Nanohana Ecological Revolution A graduate of Sophia University Fujii was born in Yokohama City Kanagawa Prefecture and has livid in Shiga Prefecture since 1971 http www nanohana gr jp Calendar of Events February

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  • Hideki Fujioka: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    s School of Commerce in 1987 Hideki Fujioka has been involved in developing real estate properties from distribution warehouses to residential projects for COSMOS INITIA Co Ltd a leading real estate company in Japan As a member of the Start up Business Department and the Urban Development Department Hideki Fujioka has participated in major development projects such as the world heritage site King Fisher Bay Resort located on Fraser Island Australia and the redevelopment of Musashi Urawa station s facade in Saitama prefecture respectively In addition Hideki Fujioka has been involved in condominium developments in COSMOS INITIA s Tokyo and Yokohama branches chiefly contributing to land acquisitions Currently Mr Fujioka s business is concerned with the residential development with condominiums and single family houses as well as the establishment of residential projects for the elderly Mr Fujioka was born in Hiroshima prefecture Japan http www cigr co jp english message html 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

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  • Tomoko Fujisaki: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    seeks collaboration with government and international organizations including Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan the United Nations Population Fund UNFPA and the US Agency for International Development USAID In addition to implementing field projects HANDS views technical and policy research and advocacy activities as its mission A number of policy papers developed by HANDS have been used by the Japanese government in formulating Japan s health sector development assistance policy In 1990 Ms Fujisaki worked as a Voluntary Repatriation Counselor for Vietnamese Boat People at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR From 1991 1994 Ms Fujisaki served as a Program Officer at World Health Organization Office at the UN headquarters In 1997 she joined the Boston based NPO Management Sciences for Health MSH and worked on health system development projects in Kenya Zambia and Hungary Ms Fujisaki holds a Master of Science MSc degree in Social Development from London School of Economics and Political Sciences and Master of Public Health MPH degree from Harvard School of Public Health http www hands or jp Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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