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…

WISE2018 Forum “Kyoto Entrepreneurs Talk”

Kyoto Entrepreneurs Talk: Recreating Value & Going Global JSIE organized WISE2018 Forum “Kyoto Entrepreneurs Talk” on August 26, 2018. At this forum, we welcomed two globally-active Kyoto entrepreneurs, Mr. Masataka Hosoo and Mr. Mitsuyo Yamamoto of JOHNAN. They have talked about how they tried to overcome traditional mindset barrier and go global, wile struggling through trial and error, and both shared innovative ideas and how to solve such challenges. Event Details Date & Time: Sunday, August 26th, 2018 Theme: “Kyoto Entrepreneurs Talk — Recreating Value & Going Global” Venue: andwork Kyoto Speakers: Mr. Masataka Hosoo (Managing Director, HOSOO) Mr. Mitsuyo Yamamoto (President and CEO, JOHNAN, Inc.) Facilitator: Hiromi Murakami Speakers Masataka…

4th JSIE Forum “Japanese Entrepreneurs Talk”

Japanese Entrepreneurs Talk: Engaging in Global Challenges JSIE organized the 4th JSIE Forum “Japanese Entrepreneurs Talk: Engaging in Global Challenges” on November 7, 2016. At this forum, we welcomed three globally-active Japanese entrepreneurs, Mr. Makoto Goda, Ms. Satoko Kono, and Dr. Shinsuke Muto. They have talked about how they tried to overcome social and global challenges such as poverty, health, energy/environmental problems, based on their personal experience, and shared ideas of practical hints to solve such challenges. Event Details Date & Time: Monday, November 7, 2016, 19:00~20:30 Venue: Otemachi Financial City Gran Cube 3F Supported by: Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) Speakers: Mr. Makoto Goda (President & CEO, Nippon…

JSIE organized First Movers Forum

Academy Hills Library × JSIE Collaboration Event Series“First Movers Forum” JSIE, in association with Academy Hills Library, launches a new forum series “First Movers Forum” in 2017. We welcome globally-active first movers in various fields to participate as speakers/panelists and to share their trials, challenges and lessons. We support individuals who have the courage to solve local/global challenges and to boldly move forward with actions on various fronts. By engaging in dialogue with inspiring individuals, we can gain insight into problem-solving, expand our realm of activities, and broaden our perspectives from local to regional and from regional to global. The theme for the first forum is “Engaging in Global Challenges by Maximizing Japanese Strengths”. Four panelist discussants: Mr.…

JSIE organized Third Forum

The Third Talk Forum “Our Challenges – Entrepreneurial Spirit Matters to Change our Society” Date: July 2nd, 2016, 13:00-14:30 Venue:AP Tokyo Marunouchi Speakers: Dr. Sachiko Kuno, President & CEO of the S&R Foundation Ms. Ari Horie, Founder and CEO of Women’s Startup Lab Both Dr. Kuno and Ms. Horie are very successful entrepreneurs as well as enthusiastic supporters, running incubator programs in Washington, D.C. and accelerator programs in Silicon Valley. At the forum, they shared their childhood environment and experience, challenges they faced, and lessons they learned. They also talked about why and how they became entrepreneurs, what they value the most, and tips and advice for those who aspire to be entrepreneurs. The forum was…

JSIE organized the Second Forum

JSIE hosted the second Forum, with the cooperation of Roppongi Academy Hills Library, on Monday, May 30, 2016. This forum features social entrepreneurs who try to solve social challenges based on the viewpoint of the making business model of social entrepreneurship. JSIE focuses on several entrepreneurs and their businesses that were created in connection with the Great East Japan Earthquake on this fifth year since the occurrence of the earthquake. We discussed various social challenges and learn how such challenges were overcome. A Look Ahead:Disaster x Social Entrepreneur x Sustainability Date: May 30, 2016  19:00~21:00 Venue: Roppongi Academyhills Host: JSIE Cooperation: Academyhills Library In her Keynote speech titled “Beyond your limit”, Ms. Ishiguro emphasized that it is…

2015 WISE Summer Program

JSIE was founded to help people unlock their full potential to promote social change with the cutting edge of technological innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. It promotes empowerment of women and minorities and raises an awareness, thereby building a society that men and women can participate in together. Our traditional values and cultural practices need to be transformed to thrive for 21st century. To achieve this goal, under the theme of “to be independent thinker and execute with confidence”, JSIE organized Women’s Initiative for Summer Empowerment program (WISE) 2015 at Roppongi Academy Hills during August 1-3rd 2015, to implement an awareness raising programs in professional education bringing renowned practitioners and thought…