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The Science of Entrepreneurship in Japan

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This webinar is about the challenges and opportunities of being an entrepreneur in Japan, the role of higher education in fostering an innovation ecosystem, and how to deepen U.S.-Japan partnerships to promote entrepreneurship.

Moderator
Ms. Claire Chino, President & CEO of Itochu International, Inc. (New York)

Panelists
Dr. Zachary Bell, CEO & Founder, REPS (Okinawa, Japan)
Mr. Kenji Govaers, Senior Partner, Bain and Company Japan, Inc.
Mr. Masaaki Nakatsu, Entrepreneur in Residence, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Executive Director, Venture Café Tokyo, President, CIC Japan, and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Host/Sponsor
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc. (www.oistfoundation.org)

Co-Sponsors
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
JETRO San Francisco
JETRO Okinawa
Technology Development & Innovation Center @ OIST
Venture Café Tokyo

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Science Webinar Series aims to highlight critical topics and people of importance to the U.S.-Japan relationship that have a scientific and innovation focus. These webinars draw participants from across the entire United States and Japan and have covered issues ranging from astronomy to Commodore Perry’s hidden interest in science to women in the sciences and the impact of climate change on coral reefs in both countries.