Friends & Supporters


Mr. Makoto GodaPresident & CEO of Nippon Biodiesel Fuel co. Ltd

Women and minorities create life. Let’s work together with JSIE and realize your potential. Inspiring program.

Ms. Ari HorieFounder and President of Women's Startup Lab

For a very long time, traditional ways of thinking have dominated Japan. Unfortunately, they have led Japan toward a disastrous future. But now, the establishment of the JSIE is a revolutionary step in the opposite direction and toward a restoration of Japan’s vitality and creativity.

Mr. Clyde V. PrestowitzPresident, Economic Strategy Institute

The most important journey is to become confident in yourself, your talents and your strengths. Join us at WISE and grow into the authentic you!

Ms. Elizabeth HandoverPartner, Lumina Learning Japan

I am encouraged by, and strongly supportive of, the Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JSIE) in its efforts to empower women and minorities. It is a promising, innovative initiative that fills a very important need. I wish you the very best in moving it forward.

Dr. J. Stephen MorrisonSenior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic International Studies


Prof. Mieko NakabayashiWaseda University

I commend JSIE’s Women’s Initiative for Summer Empowerment (WISE) Program and its commitment to empowering women by helping them build their networks and giving them the tools they need to succeed in their chosen fields.

Ms. Eileen PenningtonAssociate Director of the Women's Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation


Ms. Mio YamamotoCo-Founder & Executive Director of World in You


Ms. Kawai AkikoChair of the Board at GEWEL


Dr. Kiyoshi KurokawaChairman, Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)/Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies



Our team at naisA Global is delighted to partner with JSIE in pursuing the shared vision of helping women and minorities maximize their full potential as members of an increasingly globalized world and workforce.

Dr. Jamie Younghee SheenFounder & CEO of naisA Global


Mr. Akihito HotehamaPresident & CEO of Double-elle Inc.


Mr. Tatsuya ShimokawaExecutive Vice President of GES, Inc.


Mr. Naofumi IwaiPeatix, Inc. COO

I always encourage students to keep challenging at any circumstances. JSIE’s selection of quality speakers helps us to learn what it means to be active on the global stage.

Mr. Toshiaki TamuraPrincipal, Shibuya Kyoikugakuen Makuhari Junior high and high school
Friends & Partners
S&R Foundation
The Asia Foundation
World Assembly for Women in Tokyo
Forbes JAPAN
naisA Global
Women’s Startup Lab
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Japan-US Friendship Commission
Hub Park
Great Britain Sasakawa
State Dept
Global Giving