JSIE has created “Kumamoto WISE Fund” for supporting Kumamoto WISE 2019「Shaping Ideas into Actions: Creating New Social Values for Sustainable Community」（May 18-19, 2019）
Kumamoto WISE 2019 is specially organized by JSIE with collaboration of Kumamoto Prefecture, to provide opportunity to individuals for shaping ideas into actionable project plans. Kumamoto people continue to face challenges caused by devastating earthquake; however, it means we have great chances to create new social values by turning such challenges into (social) business ideas. JSIE will provide opportunities to shape such ideas into plans through two-day workshop and to learn leadership styles through group works to bring women and younger generations into action.
JSIE’s mentors and supporters are collaborating with us to provide items and advice sessions, and all raised funds are going to Kumamoto WISE Fund, to be used for scholarship, supplementing fees, snacks, water bottles, supply materials, trip expenses, and reception. Thank you for your kind help.
Your contribution will help Kumamoto women and younger generations to get into action!
★Mindfulness x Stress Management Workshop
President & CEO of A_little_change, Yuka Kobayashi is generously providing a special workshop for Kumamoto WISE.
～We are living in a very stressful world.
How many of us know how to deal with such stress?
Yuka will instruct the workshop and explain scientific background of Mindfulness.
Date：Sunday March 31, 2019 13：00-14：30
Venue：2-11-1 Higashi Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区東麻布2丁目11-1, studio FREEDA 麻布十番)
Capacity：7 (First come first served）
Kumamoto WISE amount：5,000 yen
Instructor: Yuka Kobayashi, President & CEO A_little_change
Born in Fukuoka, and spent time in California USA from age 10 to 18. Returned to Japan for college education, and worked in the area of communications. She went the U.S. again in 2015, and acquired Master’s degree in Sports Psychology and also studied Mindfulness meditation. She has been working with athletes, and gained expertise in practicing in schools, hospitals, and corporations. After returning to Japan in August 2018, she has founded A_little_change.
★Sweets Oblige Organic Cookies
Originally from Kumamoto, freelance anchor Lisa Kuwahara co-founded business “Sweets Oblige” by collaborating with organic producers. Her concept of the business is to send gifts to children in developing nations and disaster-affected areas through NGO/NPO partners. She uses organic produce and fairly-traded items, and her organic cookies are free from artificial color, preservatives, and baking powder. For allergy conscious customer, her cookies do neither use eggs nor milk. Domestic Japan shipping only. We can ship them during April-May 2019.
Kumamoto WISE amount: 3,200 yen
A graduate of Columbia University SIPA. After graduation, she’s taken leading anchor roles at Nikkei CNBC Market program and NHK program “Kaigai Network”. She also teaches at Seijo University. Current regular program is JFN Radio “Day by Day”. President of Sweets Oblige by Asa & Lisa <http://www.sweetsoblige.com/>, and a certified organic therapist for lifestyle and health.
★Online advice session with Fumiko Sasaki
JSIE Director, Columbia University lecturer, and NGO Director Fumiko (in NY) is willing to answer any question you may have regarding lifestyle, studying overseas, career designs. The session time will be scheduled in appropriate time frame for both NY and Tokyo. Please provide brief self-introduction and things you may want to ask.
Date：April – June, 2019（session time will be scheduled）
Means：Online live talking tools
Duration：30 min. each
Kumamoto WISE amount: 3,800 yen
Dr. Fumiko Sasaki
Dr. Fumiko Sasaki is a faculty member of graduate schools of Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, teaching East Asian Security. She is assigned to teach ‘Innovative Solutions to Human Security’ at the Earth Institute Executive Program at Columbia University. As a Community E-Learning Director of Distance Education for Africa, she fundraises and teaches on globalization to the youth in Africa live online. She holds a Ph.D. and MA in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.
★Online Advice session with Hiromi Murakami, Founder of JSIE
JSIE Founder & President, Senior Fellow at Economic Strategy Institute is willing to answer any question you may have regarding lifestyle, studying overseas, career designs, etc. Please provide us your brief self-introduction and questions you may have.
Date：April ～ June, 2019（Will schedule best time）
Means：Online live talking tools
Duration：30 min. each
Kumamoto WISE amount : 3,800 yen
Hiromi Murakami is the Founder and President of JSIE. Prior to founding JSIE, she’s involved in various policy projects in US/Japanese institutions, including Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), and Economic Strategy Institute. Currently Murakami is also an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining HGPI, she led Asia research as a vice president at the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, D.C., and taught courses at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington. She holds an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.
熊本WISE Fund（寄付 Donation）
We greatly appreciate your financial support for Kumamoto WISE. If you are donating more than 2,500 yen (more than $25), we will ship a small Kumamon good to you. Only If you desire this small gift, please provide your shipping address, otherwise leave address blank. Thank you for your support!