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  • Kumi Fujisawa: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    organization IFIS Limited which she sold to Standard Poors in 1999 In 2000 she teamed with Dr Hiroshi Tasaka to establish Thinktank SophiaBank which is a thinktank fostering and supporting social entrepreneurs and was made its Vice President Since 2003 she has also acted as Vice President of the Japan Social Entrepreneur Forum JSEF which she and Dr Tasaka established as an incubator for social entrepreneurs In 2006 she started an Internet radio program Shacho Talk which interviews the presidents of corporations venture capitalist and so forth through the SophiaBank Radio Station the first Internet radio station by a thinktank in Japan Ms Fujisawa also serves several law development roles in various government offices such as Investment service law for FSA Local activation law for MITI Tax law for MOF and IT strategy for the Cabinet Office She is active in teaching socially conscious investment strategies and management through publications lectures television radio and magazines On major television and radio networks Ms Fujisawa interviews heads of small corporations venture capital firms and individuals with an eye towards creating mutually beneficial bonds between corporations organizations and individuals She is the author of several books including An Investment Guidebook by Kumi Fujisawa The Age of Concierge Business and The Philosophy of Money for Women Beginning in 2005 she has been a Guest Professor at Hosei Business School of Innovation Management teaching management strategies as they apply to small and medium sized businesses http kumifujisawa jp http www sophiabank co jp http www jsef jp Photo Hidenori Kondo 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/kumi_fujisawa (2016-02-14)
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  • Chikara Funabashi: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    role in the dynamic business world of today Funabashi spent his childhood in Argentina and Brazil and learned to accept and respect diversity in people and experience In 1994 after his graduation from Sophia University Tokyo Japan he worked for Itochu Corporation one of the largest trading companies in Japan There he executed a subway construction project in Jakarta Indonesia While in active service at Itochu Corporation in 1996 he established a cross industrial study group called LPC which planned and implemented 80 events and workshops in 6 years The group membership grew to 3000 people in three years In 2000 he resigned from Itochu and established WiLLSeed In 2003 he was selected as one of the New Asian Leaders by the World Economic Forum and he is now a member of the Promotion of Special Zones for Structural Reform Committee organized by the Cabinet Secretariat WiLLSeed provides services in the domain of corporate human resource development as well as classroom education for children and young adults Believing that the process of learning should be fun because pleasure engages one s will to learn the company utilizes a hands on experiential educational program called Trading Game Trading Game is a business simulation game which allows each participant to have a thorough and comprehensive self understanding by clarifying his or her strengths and weaknesses The game also provides both objective and subjective diagnoses of his or her competencies WiLLSeed has provided human resource development training to more than 350 companies over 20 000 employees per year including clients such as Sony Mitsu and Co and Microsoft http www willseed co jp 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/chikara_funabashi (2016-02-14)
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  • Jeanne Giordano: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    senior positions in public and private development Projects range from urban design and planning with emphasis on unique public spaces and retail environments to specialty commercial and retail interiors Clients include Harvard University Columbia University NYC Economic Development Corporation Barnard College Yonkers Main Street retail project British Railtrack Times Square Business Improvement District Universal Music Classic Labels Sony Plaza Inc New York Marriott Marquis Hotel Slate a billiards restaurant Metropolitan Pavilion many museums including Asia Society Wadsworth Athenaeum Wave Hill Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Library and Museum Central Illinois Regional Museum From 1989 1995 Ms Giordano directed the Grand Central Terminal Development Office for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which focused on the restoration of this long neglected landmark Her vision of a restored Terminal greatly influenced the Master Plan and retail strategy for that building This was accomplished by introducing a diversity of unique retail promotional and entertainment features while maintaining the integrity of the inter modal aspects and pedestrian movement Ms Giordano held senior management positions with developers Rouse Associates and Carley Capital Group in Philadelphia from 1981 86 She served as Director of Development for the City of Salem Oregon the State Capitol from 1975 1979 She was responsible for conceptualizing negotiating implementing and managing a multi million dollar retail and commercial downtown revitalization as well as neighborhood urban renewal projects For the first 4 years of her career Ms Giordano was the City Planner in Philadelphia for the University City area http www jeannegiordanoltd com Jeanne Giordano Ltd 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/jeanne_giordano (2016-02-14)
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  • Rosanne Haggerty: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    and many subsequent supportive housing projects combing affordable housing with support service to assist formerly homeless tenants in rebuilding their lives and maintaining stable housing She is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for her work on the problem of homelessness in the U S and won the 1998 Peter F Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation She was a Fellow of the Japan Society Local Government and Public Policy Fellowship Haggerty graduated from Amherst College and is now completing a PhD in sociology at New York University Common Ground Community is focused on these goals Identifying the chronic longest term homeless in New York City and linking them to housing Creating 1 000 new units of supportive housing by 2007 and an additional 3 000 units of supportive housing by 2014 Preventing homelessness among vulnerable families and individuals Assisting other programs in the US and around the world replicate Common Ground s successful programs Creating new models of housing for those not served by existing options http www commonground org http cmtysolutions 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/rosanne_haggerty (2016-02-14)
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  • Dervala Hanley: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    the Annual Dinner Foundations Government Space Rentals Innovators Network Home Programs Innovators Network Participants Dervala Hanley VP Corporate Initiatives and Planning Starbucks Coffee Company Dervala is interested in the space where communication technology and business meet Prior to joining Starbucks she was a Senior Strategist at SYP and worked on key engagements with Yahoo Apple NBC and The Coca Cola Company Before that she was Director of Product Development at social technology companies Meetup Vindigo and Juno Online Services and also worked at JP Morgan She holds a BA in English and Spanish Literature and a Graduate Diploma in Business from University College Dublin Ireland and maintains a widely read personal blog at http www dervala 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 News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy Education Family Film Gallery Innovators Network Language Center Performing Arts Talks Multimedia Articles Video Calendar Upcoming Events Here

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/dervala_hanley (2016-02-14)
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  • Scott Heiferman: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    I T Technology Review Innovator of the Year for his work as co founder and CEO of Meetup Meetup first came to fame as the grassroots backbone of the Howard Dean presidential campaign and has since revolutionized how millions of people use the internet to organize local community groups with real life meetings Meetup s investors include eBay Omidyar Network DFJ Esther Dyson and others Scott also started Fotolog a billion monthly pageview online photo community and i traffic the first ad agency dedicated to online media Previously Scott was Interactive Marketing Frontiersman at Sony where he created Sony s first consumer online presence In 2005 Scott received the Jane Addams Award from the National Conference on Citizenship He graduated from The University of Iowa and has posted a photo on his personal Fotolog every day since 2001 http www meetup com 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 News Press

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/scott_heiferman (2016-02-14)
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  • Yoshito Hori: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Globis Japan Fund Prior to Globis Mr Hori worked for Sumitomo Corporation where he was in charge of new business development and foreign trade of production plant facilities Mr Hori is a member of World Economic Forum s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee a board member of Keizai Doyukai Japan Association of Corporate Executives and Japan Venture Capital Association He founded Young Entrepreneurs Organization YEO Japan Chapter became first board member in charge of YEO Asia Pacific region He also served on the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry METI He was featured on the cover of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal as one of Japan s most successful businessmen Mr Hori is an author of several books including Six Dimensions of Life Personal Mission Statement The Case Method Approach to Strategic Entrepreneurship and Venture Management Revolution Mr Hori received a BS in Engineering from Kyoto University in Japan and an MBA from Harvard Business School http www globis co jp 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/yoshito_hori (2016-02-14)
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  • Katsuji Imata: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    2006 He now serves on its Board of Directors Building on the success of its global campaign in 2005 whose whiteband symbol became known to people in all walks of life GCAP www whiteband org is now active in more than 100 countries as a broad based civil society call to change the political and economic structure that produces world poverty Hottokenai www hottokenai jp has been successful in raising awareness about world poverty among the Japanese public selling more than 4 5 million whitebands in Japan CSO Network Japan focuses its work on conducting research concerning the roles of NGOs and CSOs that work on global issues and engaging the public in such issues through publications and public campaigns In the 1990s Imata was based in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded Japan U S Community Education and Exchange JUCEE serving as executive director 1996 2000 in Oakland and President CEO 2000 2004 in Japan JUCEE organized nonprofit internship and fellowship programs for young leaders and nonprofit professionals from Japan and the U S For his work of promoting nonprofit exchange he received Certificate of Honor by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco in 1999 He has written and edited publications on Japanese international NGOs and written and spoken extensively on nonprofit management civil society and U S and Japanese nonprofit sectors He has an MPP Master of Public Policy from University of California at Berkeley MA in interdisciplinary studies in social science from the University of Tokyo and BA from International Christian University in Tokyo He also serves on the Board of Directors of Japan NPO Center and Japan NPO Research Association JANPORA http www csonj org Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/katsuji_imata (2016-02-14)
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