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  • Dominic Molon: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Contemporary Art Chicago as the Pamela Alper Associate Curator and then an Acting Head of the Curatorial Department where he curated numerous projects including major exhibitions of Paul Pfeiffer 2003 Gillian Wearing 2002 Sharon Lockhart 2001 and Mariko Mori 1998 solo projects with Tobias Rehberger 2000 Eija Liisa Ahtila 1999 Steve McQueen 1996 Pipilotti Rist 1996 and Jack Pierson 1995 and the group exhibition Out of Place Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny 2002 He recently organized a rehang of the MCA Collection titled Stalemate and a major exhibition of international artists for the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art titled I feel mysterious today that opened in November 2004 He organized a Richard Prince retrospective for the MCA which opened February 2006 He has written for publications such as Art on Paper Trans Flash Art Italia Tate the Art Magazine and the New Art Examiner has given numerous lectures and frequently participates in panel discussions on contemporary art http risdmuseum 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

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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/kohei_nishiyama (2016-02-14)
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  • Jacqueline Novogratz: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Innovators Network Participants Jacqueline Novogratz Chief Executive Officer Acumen Fund Prior to Acumen Fund Jacqueline Novogratz founded and directed The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership program at the Rockefeller Foundation She also founded Duterimbere a micro finance institution in Rwanda She began her career in international banking with Chase Manhattan Bank Jacqueline is currently on the advisory boards of Stanford Graduate School of Business and Innovations Journal published by MIT Press She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and a Synergos Institute Senior Fellow as well as a frequent speaker at international conferences including the World Economic Forum the Clinton Global Initiative and TED Jacqueline has an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Economics International Relations from the University of Virginia http acumen 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 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/jacqueline_novogratz (2016-02-14)
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  • Tomohiko Okabe: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    number of unskilled day laborers who live in cheap lodging houses Okabe is interested in transforming the area by adding artistic elements to the neighborhood and finding ways to make good use of the area s resources to create new industries Essentially he wants to create new phenomena instead of only making things For example the project called YOKOHAMA HOSTEL VILLAGE aims to transform cheap lodging houses into youth hostels that cater to foreign backpackers He also created a promotional movie called KOTOBUKI Promotion which explains the current situation of the towns and the projects they are working on Additional projects include KOTOBUKI let s vote for the election campaign which helped transform the neighborhood by putting up colorful posters encouraging day laborers to vote and One tsubo 3 3 square meters outdoor board project which set up 3 3 square meter shogi boards Japanese chess board around town so people in the community could participate in playing shogi Okabe is a graduate of Tokyo University s School of Architecture http www koto lab 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/tomohiko_okabe (2016-02-14)
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  • Kensuke Onishi: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    IDP in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of northern Iraq Since 1996 PWJ has conducted relief activities in over 15 countries for refugees IDPs disaster victims and vulnerable populations regardless of their ethnic background political affiliation religion or faith Throughout his career Onishi has sought to develop partnerships between NGOs NPOs and private corporations His goal is to develop civil society a society where the private sector as well as the public sector are responsible for serving public interests in Japan where the public government sector has traditionally had a dominant role He took a leading role in the founding of Japan Platform an innovative mechanism in which members of various sectors of society government private corporations and NGOs cooperate in extending humanitarian aid He currently is Director and Chairperson of Japan Platform Onishi was born in Osaka in 1967 and earned a bachelor s degree in Journalism from the Sophia University in Tokyo He has an MA in International Politics from the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University http www onishi kensuke 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/kensuke_onishi (2016-02-14)
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  • John Peterson: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Programs Innovators Network Participants John Peterson Founder and President Public Architecture John Peterson is the founder and president of Public Architecture He is also the principal of Peterson Architects which for many years undertook extensive pro bono work for arts organizations community development corporations and social service agencies John has served on several nonprofit boards and has held three mayoral task force appointments in San Francisco He is the recipient of numerous design and social innovation awards as well as local state and national citations from the AIA John is an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts and was a 2006 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design http www publicarchitecture org http www gsd harvard edu academic programs loeb fellowship 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/john_peterson (2016-02-14)
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  • Daniel Pink: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Career Guide You ll Ever Need the first business book for a western audience in the Japanese comic format known as manga In 2007 he won a Japan Society Media Fellowship that took him to Tokyo to study the manga industry Before that he wrote A Whole New Mind Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future a long running New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller that has been translated into 16 languages His first book was Free Agent Nation The Future of Working For Yourself which Publishers Weekly says has become a cornerstone of employee management relations Dan s articles on business and technology appear in many publications including the New York Times Harvard Business Review Fast Company and Wired where he is a contributing editor He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN CNBC ABC NPR and other networks in the U S and abroad He also lectures to corporations associations and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace A free agent himself Dan held his last real job in the White House where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore He also worked as an aide to U S Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government He received a BA with honors from Northwestern University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a JD from Yale Law School To his lasting joy he has never practiced law Dan lives in Washington DC with his wife and their three children www danpink 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm/daniel_pink (2016-02-14)
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  • Michael Reich: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at Harvard University and Director of the Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health He has written widely about health and population policies of poor countries the politics of policy making and access to medicines in developing countries His books include Island of Dreams Environmental Crisis in Japan with N Huddle 1975 Six Lives Six Deaths Portraits from Modern Japan with R J Lifton and S Kato 1979 Toxic Politics Responding to Chemical Disasters 1991 Public Private Partnerships for Public Health editor 2002 and Wounds of War with J Lamb and M Levy 2004 Reich received his PhD in political science from Yale University and has been on the faculty at Harvard University since 1983 He lived in Japan from 1971 74 and has visited frequently since then http www hsph harvard edu michael reich 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

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