Innovators Network



Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima, Japan; Louisiana, Ohio and New York, USA


In 2013, Japan Society and ETIC started the U.S.-Japan Leaders Exchange: Three-Year Training & Networking Program for Leaders in Tohoku’s Recovery and Reconstruction.  We have a shared interest in developing and nurturing the next generation of local leaders who are working hard to revive their respective communities in Tohoku after the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. 

From 2013-2016, we developed a series of meetings, site visits and public programs for local leaders from Tohoku to meet with leaders working on post-disaster recovery in New Orleans, LA, Wilmington, OH, Detroit, MI and New York, NY. Additionally, Americans visited Iwaki, Minamisoma, Morioka, and Soma, in Fukushima Prefecture; Onagawa and Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture; and Kamishi, Kitakami and Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture.

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Innovators



Kenichi Bamba
President
Bridge for Fukushima








Andrea Chen
Executive Director
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation







Flozell Daniels, Jr.
President & CEO
Foundation for Louisiana








Neil Gibbons
Board Chair
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation







Toru Hiji
President
NEXT Cabinet Iwate &
Board Member
Our Otsuchi Dream Plaza






Satoshi Ito
President
Sanriku Hitotsunagi Nature School








Chiemi Kamada
Board Member
Fukushima Cooperative Reconstruction Center







Hiroto Kikuchi
Secretary General & Board Member
Iwate NPO-NET Support








Yuto Kurosawa
Board Member & COO
NPO wiz







Yosuke Komatsu
President
Hope for Tomorrow

Kota Niitsuma
Sales and Planning
Okasei Inc.










Kazuhide Oshida
Board Member
Soma Haragama Morning Market Club







Allison Plyer
Executive Director
The Data Center








Kana Sambe
President
Glowing Cloud







Daiki Sato
Senior Staff
Ofunato Station Area Development Office
Bureau of Disaster Reconstruction
Ofunato City







Taylor Stuckert
Co-Founder
Energize Clinton Company








Masahiro Sugawara
Assistant Manager, Project Coordination Division
Construction Department, Kesennuma City







Yuji Suzuki
Executive Managing Director & Secretary General
Sanaburi Foundation









Ayumi Takahashi
Regional Coordinator
Fukushima Future Promotion Offic
Fukushima University







Tomoyuki Wada
CEO
Odaka Workers Base, Ltd.








Observer


Ryo Tateishi
CSR & Environmental Affairs Department
Tohoku Recovery Team, Mitsubishi Corporation
   

The U.S.-Japan Leaders Exchange: Three-Year Training & Networking Program for Leaders in Tohoku’s Recovery and Reconstruction is made possible by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Mitsubishi Corporation, The Major League Baseball Players Trust and the PK Ranney Fund.

       

International transportation is supported by United Airlines.

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