Associates

35th class

  • Okada Yoshihiro
    Okada Yoshihiroborn.June 11, 1985

    New industry creation
    Building a world-leading innovation nation

    From Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Completed a master's degree at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering. Working on product development at Nitto Denko Corporation, he became aware of the major value which skilled manufacturing can have for the human spirit, and came to MIGM with the aim of creating new industries to revive Japanese manufacturing.

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  • Kimura Seiichiro
    Kimura Seiichiroborn.May 8, 1979

    Energy policy
    Achieving Japan with rich energy resources on 2045

    His ambition is to make Japan a rich energy resource country and share them with the other countries to reduce conflicts due to energy resources. He received a doctorate from Kyushu University in the field of social system engineering. He started activity at MIGM after have worked for “International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research” in Kyushu Univ., “Forschungszentrum Jülich” in Germany, University of Iceland and MHI Nagasaki R&D center.   RESUME

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  • Yamamoto Susumu
    Yamamoto Susumuborn.Oct. 19, 1987

    Workplace diversity
    Creating a society where everyone can put their talents to work

    Born in Ibaraki City, Osaka. Graduated from the Department of Medical Physics and Engineering at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Medicine and went on to study at the Kobe University Graduate School of Law before joining MIGM. Aims to create a society in which all children can develop and utilize their own particular talents regardless of their background.

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36th class

  • Ohisa Hiromu
    Ohisa Hiromuborn.Sept. 19, 1986

    Workplace management
    Pursuing ideal working styles and management philosophies for 21st century Japan

    Born in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, he joined ISID-AO, where he was tasked with operating the information systems of a major advertising agency, and then came to MIGM. His ambition is to build a new working society in which everyone is blessed with the chance to be highly productive and creative and lead a satisfying professional life.

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  • Kobayashi Tatsuya
    Kobayashi Tatsuyaborn.Aug. 1, 1992

    Local socio-economies
    Creating a new Japan from a local perspective

    From Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture. Graduated from the Nihon University College of Law. During his student years, his research on community-building and local challenges led him to question municipal management. Concern at the local disparities which he noticed on shifting to Tokyo prompted him to join MIGM, where he is bringing a local focus to his proposals on ways to make Japan a place that offers future generations a raison d’être.

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  • Tsuchiya Seijun
    Tsuchiya Seijunborn.Tsuchiya Seijun

    Social security
    Realizing a social security system that protects the lives of all

    Born in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture. Graduated from the Meiji University School of Law. Concern at the advent of an unequal society in which everyone is potentially vulnerable, he entered university at the age of 29 to address the new social risks facing society as a whole. He then decided to join MIGM with the aim of realizing a society in which everyone believes that tomorrow will be brighter than today.

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  • Fukasaku Koki Jesus
    Fukasaku Koki Jesusborn.Jan. 4, 1985

    Diplomacy and security
    Making Japan a leader in the international community

    Born in Lima, Peru and came to Japan six months later. Graduated from Seikei University and worked at the Center for International Youth Exchange and the Japanese Embassy in the U.S., before joining M3 Career, Inc. Decided to enter MIGM to engage in diplomacy-based security research as a means of exploring ways of achieving prosperity for Japan and the world.

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  • Watanabe Noriyoshi
    Watanabe Noriyoshiborn.Feb. 14, 1983

    Responsible democracy
    Realizing an accountable Japanese society 30 years from now

    Born in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. After graduating from the Waseda University School of Political Science and Economics, he went backpacking, worked on development assistance at a Japanese consulate, and was also involved in recovery support following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Observing Japan from these various different perspectives made him concerned about Japan’s future, and he decided to join MIGM with the goal of making Japan a responsible democracy that can make decisions rather than passing the burden on to future generations.

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37th class

  • Onodera Sakae
    Onodera Sakaeborn.Sept. 21, 1993

    Creative disaster recovery
    Recovery of disaster-affected areas and regional revitalization

    Grew up on an island off Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture and graduated from the Waseda University School of Commerce. Personally affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Working as a recovery volunteer and engaging in regional revitalization during her student years made her aware of both the challenges facing Tohoku and the region’s appeal. Joined MIGM with the aim of realizing creative recovery in quake-affected Tohoku as her own native region, and creating a major wave of regional revitalization originating in Tohoku.

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  • Kokabu Akifumi
    Kokabu Akifumiborn.Feb. 1, 1985

    National security
    Building a security regime that contributes to economic development and technological innovation

    From Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. After graduating from Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, joined the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. He aspires to build a security regime whereby the Self-Defense Forces and other security infrastructure protect Japan’s peace and independence while also contributing to economic development and technological innovation.

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  • Tsuzuki Toko
    Tsuzuki Tokoborn.April 19, 1992

    Education for the future
    Establishing an education system that fosters self-respect and expands children’s possibilities

    From Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated from Waseda University’s School of International Liberal Studies. Her ambition is to realize a warmly inclusive society in which everyone can exploit his/her individual talents with pride and confidence, realizing further prosperity for Japan.

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  • Tsumagari Yoko
    Tsumagari Yokoborn.April 4, 1990

    Tourism as a means of regional revitalization
    Showcasing Japan internationally n

    Born in Tokyo. Graduated from Kyoto University’s Faculty of Law and then entered a rail company. Studied in Italy while at high school, attending the United World College. Decided to enter MIGM with the goal of utilizing her experience of study abroad and as a tourist guide in Kyoto to showcase Japan to the world from the perspective of tourism and regional revitalization.

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  • Higa Hiroto
    Higa Hirotoborn.Feb. 10, 1987

    Locally-led development
    Developing a foundation for value-added industries that will further promote Japan’s social and economic prosperity

    From Okinawa Prefecture. After graduating from Tokyo Metropolitan University’s Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd., where he was engaged in such projects as building rail infrastructure for Asian countries. Aims to develop a foundation for industries that add uniquely Japanese value to realize a society in which everyone can enjoy material prosperity and spiritual richness.

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  • Fukui Rika
    Fukui Rikaborn.Oct. 19, 1987

    Equal opportunity and coexistence
    Building a society that encourages women's participation and multicultural coexistence

    From Kani City, Gifu Prefecture. Graduated from Hitotsubashi University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and entered Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. Having studied conflict, poverty, gender discrimination and culture in Africa at university, her goal in joining MIGM is to realize a peaceful, affluent society where women all over the world have equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and people from different cultures and with different values can live and prosper together.

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38th class

  • Aratama Kensuke
    Aratama Kensukeborn.December 9, 1992

    Areas of interest: Local government management based on an improved fiscal position

    Born in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Graduated from the Kyushu University Faculty of Law and joined an IT firm. When a bridge-building plan for his hometown of Tomonoura was blocked by opposition from outside the prefecture, he developed a strong interest in democracy in local government and decided to join MIGM with the aim of realizing financially self-sustaining local government that can respond specifically to its residents’ needs.

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  • Sawada Takuto
    Sawada Takutoborn.January 5, 1994

    Areas of interest: Local government management, municipal industrial polices

    From Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated from Hōsei University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. During his time at Hōsei, he became concerned about structural problems in regional industries, and decided to join MIGM with the aim of becoming someone who can “govern the nation and provide relief to the people,” pursuant to the Confucian model. His goal is to achieve sustainable local government that can be inherited and maintained by future generations.

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  • Shigeoka Shin
    Shigeoka Shinborn.December 31, 1988

    Areas of interest: Education, cultural development through the arts

    From Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Majored in sculpture at the Tokyo University of the Arts’ Graduate School of Fine Arts and went on to work as an artist and spatial designer before taking up event marketing at an advertising agency. Plans to research nation-building grounded in the fine arts and other cultural elements with the aim of realizing a new Japan in which the imagination and creativity of each citizen contributes to social prosperity.

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  • Takahashi Nari
    Takahashi Nariborn.December 26, 1990

    Areas of interest: Health and food policy

    Grew up in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture and graduated from Tokyo Kasei University. Alerted through her involvement in disaster relief activities to the many patients who are limited in what they can eat, as well as the instability of Japan’s food environment, she established the NPO Project 88. She was prompted to join MIGM by her realization that identifying food issues and addressing these on the front lines at an NPO level needs to be backed by improvements at the legislative and administrative levels.

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  • Tanaka Itsuki
    Tanaka Itsukiborn.August 25, 1994

    Areas of interest: Public transport, metropolitan administrative systems

    Born in Osaka City. Lived in Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture, between the ages of eight and 18. Graduated from the Osaka University School of Letters. Joined MIGM to resolve those issues with public transport and metropolitan administration which he noticed growing up in both rural and metropolitan areas and realize a society in which metropolitan and rural areas thrive together.

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  • Baba Yuki
    Baba Yukiborn.October 15, 1992

    Areas of interest: Local government management (Fukushima City and Prefecture)

    Born in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Politics at the Keio University Faculty of Law and entered the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, where he handled retail business for the Kansai area. While living away from home, he became concerned about the increasingly entrenched image of Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and joined MIGM to make his home town a place in which local children feel pride.

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  • Matsuki Karin
    Matsuki Karinborn.November 27, 1992

    Areas of interest: Japan’s gender disparities and domestic work issues

    From Shibamata, Katsushika City, Tokyo. Majored in gender and social sciences at Ochanomizu University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences. Training and research overseas made her aware of gender and foreign domestic labor issues. Her ambition is to realize a society in which domestic labor and care work are enjoyable and rewarding occupations.

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