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WISE Reunion & Talk Forum in Kumamoto

JSIE Reunion & Talk forum in Kumamoto “Social Innovation – How did the baby hatch change our society?” This event offers JSIE members and supporters an opportunity to network and reconnect with colleagues and mentors from the past JSIE summer programs and to share your thoughts and recent experience with them. This time, Ms. Yukiko Tajiri, who was the former head of the nursing department at Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto and has installed Japan’s first baby hatch for mothers to leave babies they cannot care for, joined us as a mentor-speaker. Ms. Tajiri gave a talk about how baby hatch changed people’s mindset, and what continued challenges they face. Very…

2nd Crisis Simulation Workshop

One day Crisis Simulation Workshop on 10/25 It is critical to nurture next leaders to deal with crises that can be triggered by geo-political changes, inflectional diseases, or incidents via unintentional/deliberate actions. With collaboration of Global Health Innovation Policy Program of GRIPS, JSIE is co-organizing regional crisis simulation workshop for interested parties across government, academia, and private sector to experience this rare opportunity.   What is Crisis Simulation? It is an active learning exercise, where participants will take part in a simulation of a regional crisis that may affect multiple nations in various ways. Participants play as teams for respective country roles, including Japan, China, the US and others. Each team…

JSIE in the News

News picks Here are articles contributed and interviews picked up by media. Contributed an article to Washington Japanese Women’s Network online magazine July 21, 2019 Hiromi Murakami contributed an article to Online magazine of Washington Japanese Women’s Network July 2019  HERE (in Japanese). Oita Godo newspaper reported about Beppu WISE August 3, 2019 Morning edition of Oita Godo Shimbun reported HERE (in Japanese). Sakura Newspaper (Washington DC & Houston) published JSIE interview series July 27, 2019 edition features interview article of Ms. Yuka Hayashi by JSIE rep. Hiromi Murakami. Please see HERE. Kumamoto Nichinichi newspaper reported about Kumamoto WISE May 19, 2019 Morning edition of Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun reported HERE…

2019 WISE Summer Program in Beppu

5th WISE Summer Program in Beppu “Global x Inclusive x Leadership ~ Shaping Passion & Ideas into plans: Creating New Values for Inclusive Community” August 2-4, 2019 in Beppu Hosted by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Supported by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Temple University Japan, Center for Global Partnership, Department of State JSIE supports fostering global talent, and offers global networking opportunities for young professionals, with an emphasis on helping women and minorities realize their greatest potential. Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Empowerment (WISE) summer program is to provide opportunities to shape our life mission and work toward social challenges. Date: August 2-4, 2019 (2 nights 3 days) Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu Oita Access to APU Language: English…

WISE Reunion Tea Party

WISE Reunion Tea Party We are honored to have Mr. Goda for reunion tea party on March 17, 2019. WISE fellows and Kumamoto WISE participant gathered and enjoyed pitches and Q&A session with peers. In 2019, we will have in Kumamoto (May 18-19) and Beppu (Aug. 2-4). This Reunion event offers JSIE members opportunities to network and reconnect with your colleagues and mentors from the JSIE events & summer programs and to share your thoughts and recent experience with them. On March 17, 2019, JSIE mentor Mr. Makoto Goda, Founder & CEO Nippon Biodiesel Fuel, Inc. has joined us and it was a great chance to learn from peer presentations…

Support WISE

WISE Fund JSIE has created “WISE Fund” for supporting WISE programs JSIE has created “WISE Fund” after Kumamoto WISE 2019, which JSIE with collaboration of Kumamoto Prefecture organized workshop to provide opportunity to individuals for shaping ideas into actionable project plans. JSIE found high potential in those communities, and would like to empower various towns and communities in Japan with WISE workshop. With your support, we would like to give out scholarship to those who are in need but desire to participate. The WISE fund will help us invite women and younger generations. JSIE’s mentors and supporters are collaborating with us to provide items and advice sessions, and all raised…

Kumamoto WISE Special

Kumamoto WISE Special “Turning Passion & Ideas into plans ~  Creating New Social Values for Sustainable Community” May 18-19, 2019 @ Kumamoto Supported by Kumamoto Prefecture Copyrights 2010 Kumamotoken Kumamon JSIE supports fostering global talent, and offers global networking opportunities for young professionals, with an emphasis on helping women and minorities realize their greatest potential. Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Empowerment (WISE) summer program is to provide opportunities to shape our life mission and work toward social challenges. Dates: May 18 – 19, 2019 Venue: Kumamoto Kenmin Kaikan “Parea” Language: Japanese/English (JSIE bilingual staffs will help English-speakers in any means) Capacity: 30 Purpose of WISE Program WISE Kumamoto is specially organized by JSIE with…

2019 Tomodachi: Unlock Your Full Potential

Exploring Global Pathways: Unlock Your Full Potential to Lead This is a collaborative panel session organized by Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JSIE) for TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership program (TMWLP). JSIE particularly aims to develop and expand Asian women’s presence as global leadership roles in business, government, political, and social activities, and thereby promoting empowerment of Asian women and contribution to the global community. The TMWLP is a women’s mentorship program that was launched in 2013 with the objective to develop the next generation of globally active women leaders from Japan. As part of the program, mentees travel to the United States on a study trip implemented by Cultural Vistas.…

Crisis Simulation Workshop

JSIE, together with Global Health Innovation Policy Program of GRIPS, organizes a Crisis Simulation workshop. Note: Application is now closed. Thank you for your interest. What is Crisis Simulation? It is an active learning exercise, where students will take part in a simulation of a regional crisis that may affect multiple nations in various ways. Participants play as teams for respective country roles, including Japan, China, the US and others. Each team representing a country will decide on various policies and responses, including how to deal with domestic constituents and international community based on their own national priorities and how to meet the ends by negotiating with other nations in bilateral and/or…