At the invitation of the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Social Entrepreneurship Program, Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka, was the keynote speaker at a February 6, 2010 symposium on “Everyone a Changemaker: Social Innovation to Change the World.”
Japan Society was pleased to be one of the collaborating institutions for the half day event (agenda: http://bit.ly/9C63sk), which also included IN member Nana Watanabe, the author of two books, in Japanese, on social entrepreneurs called Changemakers. For a summary of the sold out event and photos, visit the Tokyo Institute of Technology website here: http://bit.ly/czLzWw
While in Japan, Mr. Drayton also had a meeting with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. The meeting was videotaped and can be seen here: http://bit.ly/9CJA0X.