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The Science of Entrepreneurship in Japan [Webinar]


Friday, July 24, 2020 - 07:30 to 08:30




Interested in the challenges and opportunities of being an entrepreneur in Japan? Want to understand the role of higher education in fostering an innovation ecosystem? Do you want to see deeper U.S.-Japan partnerships to promote entrepreneurship? This webinar will cover these topics and more through a moderated conversation that includes entrepreneurs, business strategists, and innovation leaders who have deep experience on these topics on both the U.S. and Japan.

Moderated by one of the most outstanding women in the Japanese corporate sector today, and broadcast live from Tokyo, Okinawa, and New York, this webinar promises to be enlightening and lead to some practical suggestions for participants and policy makers.

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

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 and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc. (

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

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