SHAPE ASIA PACIFIC 2016

18th - 21st March 2016

Hiroshima, JAPAN

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SHAPE SUSTAINABLE PEACE

“Feel Global, Think Ourselves, Act Local”
This is the first ever SHAPE event under the theme of Peace. With a location that embodies this theme, the event will provide opportunities to feel what the city has experienced, to share our own ideas as young leaders, and to collaborate globally across professions to conduct new action plans. It aims to serve as a starting point for all global leaders present at site, to promote and think about “Peace” in the 21st century.

The Schedule

Structured with 3 key components: Feel, Think, Act

  • 15:00 - 18:00

    Check In / Ice Breaking Time

  • welcome dinner

    18:30 - 20:30

    Welcome Party

  • 9:00 - 10:00

    Grand Opening

  • site visits

    10:20 - 14:00

    Hiroshima: the symbol of Peace in The 21st Century

    Sharing the concept of Peace in the 20th centurty through “HIROSHIMA”, involving fieldwork and talk with atomic bomb survivors

    • Feel
    • Field Work
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    14:25 - 15:15

    Keynote Speech

    What is Peace? Mr. Matsumoto, a Buddhist monk who has inovated the world Buddhism will share his view of peace in today's world.

    Speaker: Shoukei Matsumoto

    • Feel
    • Keynote
  • 15:15 - 16:30

    Peace Talk

    Short presentations by Shapers on "what peace means to me"

    Speaker: Atsuyoshi Saisho, Jenny Jenish kyzy, Yusa Matsuzawa, Yuichi Kobayashi, MOHAMMAD MANSOOR AKBAR

    • Think
    • Speaker
  • 16:45 - 18:00

    Peace Workshop

    Discussion about the comprehensive definition of Peace in the 21st century through rethinking history and individual experience on peace.

    • Think
    • Workshop
  • welcome reception

    18:30 - 20:30

    Reception Party

    Organized by Hiroshima Prefecture and Hiroshima City

  • 9:00 - 9:45

    Diversity

    With the world becoming more and more borderless, music plays a significant role in representing "diversity". Under two sub-themes, peace and gender gap, we will take a close look at the different values and discuss how to encourage mutual understanding.

    Speaker: Naoshi Fujikura, Katie Bomi Son, Allison Baum

    Moderator: Maoko Kotani

    • Feel
    • Panel Discussion
  • 9:45 - 10:30

    Conscience

    Despite countless differences, what do all humans share in common that can shape the future and create peace? Together with our sponsor, we will seek ways to find out the ultimate “value” that all humans share and ways to better acknowledge such values and elements through encounters and interactions.

    Speaker: Isha Dias, Saumya Krishna, Kei Takagi

    Moderator: Ken Shibusawa

    • Feel
    • Panel Discussion
  • 10:45 - 11:30

    Creating Shared Value

    What is the role of corporations in peace-building of 21st century? Through specific examples of our sponsors, we will discuss the ways in which the private sector can contribute to the creation of new industries and lively local communities with their own competitive edge in business.

    Speaker: Gaku Onomura, Seikei Itoh, Shunsuke Sako, Neil Joglekar

    Moderator: Chuk Besher

    • Feel
    • Panel Discussion
  • 13:00 - 14:30

    G7 Youth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

    • Feel
    • Panel Discussion
  • 14:45 - 16:30

    Act Local Workshop

    Workshop to “shape” sustainable peace in the 21st century for each theme (Diversity, Open Education, Creating Shared Value)

    • Act
    • Workshop
  • 16:45 - 17:20

    Self Reflection

    Sharing what all the participants realized/found about “peace in 21st century” through all the programs of the event

    • Think
  • 17:20 - 18:00

    Wrap Up Panel Discussion

    Through out the day, three sub-themes has been discussed by panel discussion and workshops. To end the sessions, it will be closed by panel discussion of moderators/topic leaders in order to make a statement.

    Speaker : Maoko Kotani, Saumya Krishna, Chuk Besher

    Moderator: Ryo Umezawa

    • Think
    • Discussion
  • gala

    18:30 - 20:30

    Gala Dinner

    Including music performance from various artists

  • Option 1 (March 21st in the morning)

    HIROSHIMA - Miyajima World Heritage Half Day Tour -

    Participation Fee: Free

    9:00 - meeting at the hotel lobby, leaving to the bay by bus,
    9:30 - travels to Miyajima island, enjoy the UNESCO world heritage, Itsukushima Shrine, famous for its view of standing in the sea.
    Miyajima is also famous for "Momiji Manjyu", the Japanese maple leaf shaped sweets, and deer walking around and to greet you.
    11:30 - return to Hiroshima city side

  • Option 2 (March 22nd)

    KYOTO - Touring Around the Thousand-year-old Ancient Capital -

    Participation Fee: 8500 JPY

  • Option 3 (March 21−22)

    KAMIKATSU - The World's Leading "Zero Waste" Town -

    Participation Fee: 10,000 JPY (including accommodation on the 21st, dinner and breakfast, town guide, recycling center study fee, transportation within the town)

  • Option 4 (March 21−22)

    MISUGI - Relaxing at Japan's Countryside with Hot Spring -

    Participation Fee: 16,500 JPY (including accommodation on the 21st, dinner and breakfast, all of experience fee, except lunch fee)

  • Option 5

    TOKYO - Experiencing Old and New -

    Participation Fee: FREE (Meal, transportation, accommodation at your own expense. We estimate it will cost approximately 10000 JPY without accommodation.)

The Speakers

Experts who will be speaking at the event

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Shoukei Matsumoto

Priest of Komyoji Temple

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Atsuyoshi Saisho

Global Shaper from Tokyo Hub

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Jenny Jenish kyzy (Ensi Tszie)

Global Shaper from Bishkek Hub

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Yusa Matsuzawa

Global Shaper from Tokyo Hub

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Yuichi Kobayashi

Global Shaper from Tokyo Hub

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MOHAMMAD MANSOOR AKBAR

Global Shaper from Kabul Hub

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JASMINKO HALILOVIC

Global Shaper from Sarajevo Hub

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Naoshi Fujikura

President and CEO of Universal Music LLC

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Katie Bomi Son

Global Shaper from Seoul Hub

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Allison Baum

Global Shaper from Tokyo Hub

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Maoko Kotani

Chief News Anchor of “Nikkei plus 10”

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Isha Dias

H.I.S Co.,Ltd.

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Saumya Krishna

Global Shapers from Oxford Hub

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Kei Takagi

H.I.S Co.,Ltd.

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Ryosuke Kobayashi

Global Shapers from Tokyo Hub

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Ken Shibusawa

Shibusawa and Company, Inc. CEO

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Gaku Onomura

Recruit Marketing Partners Co., Ltd.

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Seikei Itoh

Head of Communications / Unilever Japan Holdings K.K

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Shunsuke Sako

Global Shapers from Tokyo Hub

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Neil Joglekar

Global Shaper from San Francisco Hub

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Chuk Besher

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, GREE

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Ryo Umezawa

Global Shapers from Tokyo Hub

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Participation Fee

The seats are limited, so APPLY SOON!

Free !!
  • Free Accommodation for 3 nights (18th - 20th)
  • Free Meals (until Breakfast on 21st)
  • Free Transportation during the Event

NOT-INCLUDED: Post Tour fees (they are optional).

NOTE: We might be able to offer some financial support for air fare as well.

Access


You can take either airplane or Shinkansen (bullet train) from major cities in Japan.

Narita (NRT) - Hiroshima : 1h 40m

Haneda (HND) - Hiroshima : 1h 30m

Tokyo - Hiroshima : 4h 30m

Osaka - Hiroshima : 2h 00m

Fukuoka - Hiroshima : 1h 20m

* The transportation fee from those cities to Hiroshima will be around $150 - $250 for round trip.

JR Pass

About HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima City, the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, is beautifully located in the west side of Japan. It is one of two cities that had been attacked by the atomic bomb throughout world war history. After 70 years from being completely destroyed physically and socially, Hiroshima has become known as the phoenix, a city that embodies beautiful nature and a robust culture of peace, engaging with the international community.
Hiroshima is a home for two World Heritage Sites; Itsukushima Shrine which built as a Shinto Site in the 6th Century and the Atomic Bomb Dome.

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FAQ

The questions you might have about the event

Hotel

Hope you will enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Hokke Club Hiroshima

Private Bath and Shower, Free WiFi, Large Shared Bath, AED

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Our Team

Hard-working people behind this event

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So Sugawara

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Junto Ohki

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Akira Sakano

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Ryo Umezawa

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Shuhei Koyama

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Masashi Goto

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Miho Higuchi

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Kensuke Fujishiro

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Haruki Asatani

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Yukihiro Hosokai

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Riyo Yoshikawa

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Koumei Ishikawa

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Rurika Toku

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Kouhei Shiozawa

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Youhei Kawabe

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Masayuki Teramoto

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Shoukei Matsumoto

Born in 1979, he graduated with B.A. in Literature from the University of Tokyo. Right after graduation, he started to serve as head of Komyoji Young Buddhist Association and initiated new projects such as Temple Café Project. He also founded Virtual Temple "HIGANJI," one of the most popular websites for Buddhists in Japan.
He completed an MBA from Indian School of Business as an Ambassadorial Scholar of Rotary Foundation in 2011. After MBA, he started a project of “Mirai no Jushoku-Juku” or temple management school, where more than 350 young Buddhist priests and monks have gathered.
In 2013, he was nominated as an YGL.

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Atsuyoshi Saisho

Inspired by the Grameen Bank’s work, Atsuyoshi established an e-education system among the poor in Bangladesh. At the age of 19, he became the first Japanese coordinator of the research laboratory of Grameen Bank.
In 2010, he started up the e-Education Project and was inaugurated president.
He won both Grand Prix and Watami Special Awards of Everyone’s Dream Award 2010.
In 2011, he published “DO IT! DO IT! GO AHEAD!” describing his story of development up to the start of the e-Education Project.
He is the main partner in the World Bank Group’s 2014 Innovation Challenge winning project “E-Science Education Project – Bangladesh”.

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Jenny Jenish kyzy (Ensi Tszie)

She is the Outside Advisor for the Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. Besides the advising work in the government sector, she founded "J-Invest Consulting LLC". Since 2010 when Jenny co-founded a youth volunteering group to help victim families and children in the conflict zone, she has been coordinating various socio-economic programs.
Under her curatorship, GSC Bishkek Hub implemented five projects benefiting 1,000 youngsters in 2015.
She organized "SHAPE Eurasia 2015" in which the Prime Minister attended.
In 2016, she made the strategic plan for the hub to "Impact 10,000 lives." She has strong passion to help youngsters to be community leaders and build an inclusive civic society across regions. Holds Master’s degree from Columbia University.

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Yusa Matsuzawa

Studied the Master's program on traditional Japanese music and culture at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (the most competitive course on Koto classical technique). She has been playing Koto using modern techniques and flexible thinking, and was allowed to play in front of the Japanese Royal family. She has collaborated with a number of different types of music, including screen music, coming from various cultures. Yusa has been described as a “Koto player without border”. History has proven that music cannot thrive without peace. Her motto thus has been “there is always peace in the city of music.”

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Yuichi Kobayashi

Yuichi received a Master’s degree in Media and Governance from Keio University in 2016.
He won 6 championships in the national Japanese calligraphy contest, and received the Keio President Award in 2011 and in 2013.
Yuichi is passionate about building communities, among the elderly and, between the young and the elderly generations, through Japanese Calligraphy Therapy.

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MOHAMMAD MANSOOR AKBAR

Born and raised in Afghanistan, Mr. Akbar earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2012. He is an Economic Development professional, with over seven years of experience gained from working with various U.S. and non-U.S. funded projects in Afghanistan. His areas of interest include impact investing, entrepreneurship, and development.
Mr. Akbar is a youth activist and firm believer in volunteerism, who served as an undergraduate visiting lecturer at the department of economics for 2 years at Nangarhar University, Afghanistan.
In his spare time, in addition to reading, Akbar enjoys spending time with family, networking, and playing cricket.

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JASMINKO HALILOVIC

Halilovic is founder and president of Urban Association, a cultural organization based in Sarajevo. He is author of three books, including War Childhood, which has been also published in Japan, by Shueisha Int. He is founder and director of War Childhood Museum.
Halilovic is founder and president of Urban Association, a cultural organization based in Sarajevo. He is author of three books, including War Childhood, which has been also published in Japan, by Shueisha Int. He is founder and director of War Childhood Museum.

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Naoshi Fujikura

Entered Polydor KK in 1992. Steadily built up a career in Sales, Domestic Artist Marketing and A&R, launching the K-Pop boom with KARA and Girls’ Generation, as well as establishing a new genre of hits through cover albums by Hideaki Tokunaga, BENI and Chris Hart. Appointed Managing Director of Universal Music’s Sigma division in 2007, and in 2012 Executive vice-President of Universal Music, during which he oversaw all of UM’s domestic music operations.
Has held his current position since 2014.

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Katie Bomi Son

Katie Bomi Son is CEO & Founder of Project AA * Asian Arts: Global Marketing Company focusing on the spectrum from Arts and Start up based in Asia & New York. had global business experience in various groups of industry in the marketing field since 2009 such as pharmaceutical, consumer, Art & Culture, IT & Mobile industry.
She is also a PR marketing consultant of Korea National Red cross since.
For the past years, she published two books; One is 'New York Artists (2014),' the other is ‘Greatest Selfish Global Volunteer Trips (2011).'

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Allison Baum

She is a Managing Partner of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on the education technology sector. Previously, as Regional Director of Asia at General Assembly, she established and grew the company’s first education programs for technology, business and design in Hong Kong. She originally joined the company during its early stages in New York where she developed and scaled their first long-form part-time and immersive courses. Throughout this process, Allison has worked with startups of all sizes across New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
After earning a B.A. in Economics and a Secondary Degree in Film Studies from Harvard University, Allison worked in Equity Derivatives Sales & Trading at Goldman Sachs in New York and as an Associate Producer for the Microlending Film Project, a documentary about micro finance for women around the world. She continues to contribute to the cause for female empowerment through an education initiative called Arts and Enterprise for Women, which teaches business skills to refugee and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. She is also an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community.

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Maoko Kotani

Maoko Kotani, currently Chief News Anchor of Broadcast Satellite Japan channel’s nightly business news “Nikkei Plus 10” from April, 2014. It is produced by Nikkei Group (known for Stock Exchange INDEX Nikkei225). Prior to that, she has covered TV Tokyo’s nightly business news “WBS (World Business Satellite)” for 16 years since April, 1998. It gives her title of the anchor who host a business news for the longest years in Japan’ s broadcasting history.
She has her media career at NHK and TV Asahi prior to working with Nikkei Group.
Current member of IMC (International Media Council) and GAC (Global Agenda Council) of WEF (World Economic Forum).

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Isha Dias

Holds a bachelor of Social science degree in International Governance (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University of Japan) & Post graduate diploma in International Relations & World affairs. With a decade of living experience in Japan and having worked as a regional business planner of planning division, Business development & Business expansion in charge for largest global travel network based in Japan , she strongly believes travelling is the best communication mode in the world & best way to connect to each other.
Motto of Life : Ichigo Ichie “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”

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Saumya Krishna

Saumya Krishna is presently at the University of Oxford where she has been studying at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Blavatnik School of Government as a Rhodes Scholar. Her research focuses on the ‘circular economy’ and investigates the role of the Internet and information systems in enabling more sustainable production and consumption processes. Saumya is also an entrepreneur, having founded companies in impact investing and mobile app development. Her venture, YSI Capital Fund, which provides early-stage financing to young social entrepreneurs in Canada, was twice selected as a finalist for Canada’s Social Finance Awards. She has been involved in the Global Shapers Community since 2012 in Toronto and Oxford, and is currently serving as the Curator of the Oxford Hub.

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Kei Takagi

Holds a bachelor of International Relations degree ( Hiroshima City University ), mainly focused on Peace Studies and Peace Educations in Hiroshima. Now, as a member of H.I.S. SIT team, creating “Peace study tours” about Auschwitz and Nanjing. She hopes these Study tours would help to develop mutual understanding and build a great relationship between participants and local people.

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Ryosuke Kobayashi

Ryosuke Kobayashi is a social entrepreneur with a passion in education. He founded HLAB, an educational non-profit that aims to provide both domestic and international mentorship through a liberal arts curriculum in residential-settings. Since 2011, HLAB has organized 17 summer schools with over 1500 high school students and mentors from 100+ universities and 20 countries. The Trilateral Commissions named him the youngest-ever David Rockefeller Fellow as one of the 15 global leaders under the age of 35. Ryosuke was born and raised in Tokyo and graduated from Harvard College in 2014 where he earned A.B in Government with a Secondary Field in Economics.

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Ken Shibusawa

Founded in 2001, Shibusawa and Company, Inc., a strategic consulting firm specializing in investments, corporate governance, CSR and human resource development. He also founded in 2008, Commons Asset Management, a mutual fund dedicated to deliver long term investment opportunities to the Japanese household. He has extensive market experience at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as well as Moore Capital, a global macro hedge fund, where he was the representative managing director of the Tokyo Office. From 2012 to 2014 he was President of The Japan Center for International Exchange, and his current non-profit associations include: director of Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation (“father” of Japanese capitalism), director of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), director of Healthcare Policy Institute Japan, among others. He is also a published author and writes frequently in magazines, journals, and internet media. He was educated in the United States from second grade elementary through college (University of Texas, BS Chemical Engineering, 1983), and then returned again for graduate school (University of California Los Angeles, MBA, 1987).

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Gaku Onomura

He was born in Hiroshima and joined Recruit in 2009. He experienced sales, planning office, business development and the personnel department.
He is now working as ‘Social Entrepreneur’ launching ‘Ethical wedding’ which is a new style of wedding which realizes a stylish wedding party and solutions for poverty by introducing fair trade wedding gifts, a donation party plan and working as researcher for ‘child poverty’ at Recruit Next Generation Research Institute.

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Seikei Itoh

He joined Unilever in April 1988. In 1992, he was appointed to Brand Manager in personal care and home care category. In 1999, he launched Dove, which became No.1 brand in facial cleansing market. From 2000, he was appointed to Marketing Manager for hair care category and contributed to make Unilever No.1 Company in shampoo & conditioner market. In 2006, he became Communications Director. He leads corporate communication and sustainability agenda.

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Shunsuke Sako

CEO at Minit Asia Pacific, global service retail store chain operates over 600 stores in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Shunsuke was appointed as CEO when he was 28 by its strategic shareholder, Unison Capital, leading private equity firm in Japan. Shunsuke is one of the most successful young Professional CEOs and turn-around specialists.

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Neil Joglekar

Neil is Head of Product at CrossLead, launching new revenue products for a leadership solution founded by General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal.
Previously, he co-founded ReelSurfer, a venture and Y Combinator backed software company that helps organizations monetize their online video content.
Previously, he co-founded ReelSurfer, a venture and Y Combinator backed software company that helps organizations monetize their online video content.
He currently advises and invests in technology startups and is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
Neil received a Bachelors of Science in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

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Chuk Besher

Chuk currently serves as Senior Director, Corporate Communications, for Japan’s leading IT firm, GREE. Born in Kobe, Japan. Japanese citizen of Russian descent. Chuk has a broad range of experience in government, TV broadcasting, investment banking, advertising, marketing, and corporate communications―including CSR, CSV, and Sustainability. Chuk was in charge of communication planning for Beijing and London Olympics as well public affairs and sustainability at Coca-Cola Japan. Chuk is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Publications include books in Japanese on Columbia University and International Affiars, and Corporate Crisis Management.
Chuk is a columnist for Tokyo Headline.

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Ryo Umezawa

Ryo has been with J-Seed Ventures since 2005, participating in several partner companies where he frequently assisted in starting up the businesses, marketing and business development. He has experience in the mobile/smartphone, online marketing and ad businesses. In 2008, he was in charge of starting up an iPhone ad network and produced an iPhone app at TrafficGate (currently LinkShare Japan K.K., a Rakuten, Inc. group company). Ryo also has experience in starting up his own venture, a mobile marketing company. Ryo is currently running a global startup, angel investor in several startups and serves as a advisor to a mobile marketing solution company in China and a Japanese publicly listed company that is investing in to business overseas.

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