About: US-Japan Innovators Network

The U.S.-Japan Innovators Network brings together a unique group of emerging and established leaders from business, civil society, and arts and culture for collaboration on challenges facing both Japan and the United States in the 21st century. Co-organized with The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, U.S.-Japan Innovators Project explores new potential for U.S.-Japan collaboration through a series of network-building exchanges, private retreats, Internet discussions, public symposia, and long-term projects. Since its inception in 2005, Innovators participants have met in private retreats to generate ideas for collaboration, and wider discussion has been encouraged at a number of public forums featuring the work of Project participants. Among the social entrepreneurs, business people, architects and artists committed to the program are such luminaries as: • Roseanne Haggerty, Founder and President, Common Ground Community • Scott Heiferman, Founder, Meetup.com • Kohei Nishiyama, CEO and Founder, Elephant Design • Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind • Dai Sato, anime scenario writer • Mitsuko Shimomura, CEO, Center for Health Care and Public Concern/Vice Chairman, Keizai Doyukai • Cameron Sinclair, Executive Director/Co-founder, Architecture for Humanity • Megan Smith, Director, New Business Development and Strategy, Google Inc. • Hiroshi Tasaka, President, Sophia Bank Building on the networks and shared interests, participants are working closely to identify public policy challenges and develop innovative solutions in collaboration with their international counterparts. For information about supporting the U.S.-Japan Innovators Network, please contact Daniel Rosenblum at (212)715-1242 or by e-mail: drosenblum@japansociety.org. For any other inquiries, please contact Fumiko Miyamoto at (212) 715-1222 or by e-mail: innovators@japansociety.org.

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