Associates

36th class

  • Ohisa Hiromu
    Ohisa Hiromuborn.Sept. 19, 1986

    Productivity improvement

    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 realize ways of living and working that boost productivity and creativity through collaboration and mutual trust in the workplace.

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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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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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  • 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

    Area of interest: Local community management with a focus on the sustainable development thereof

    Born in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Graduated from the Kyushu University Faculty of Law and joined an IT firm. The strong interest in sustainability and democracy in local government that he developed following the frustration of a bridge-building plan for his hometown of Tomonoura prompted him to join MIGM, where he is currently exploring measures to realize the sustainable development of his home town.

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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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39th class

  • Usui Daichi
    Usui Daichiborn.Nov. 10, 1988

    Area of interest: Tri-sector collaboration among NPOs, companies and government that maximizes public interest in capitalism

    Born in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. After graduating from the Waseda University School of Political Science and Economics, he became secretary-general of an international NGO that provides education assistance in developing countries in the form of screen education. Driven by this experience of tri-sector partnership (NPOs/companies/government) in social projects, his aim is to develop tri-sector collaboration that maximizes public interest in capitalism.

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  • Kim Boram
    Kim Boramborn.May 14, 1983

    Area of interest: Regional diplomacy in East Asia

    Born in Busan City, Korea. After completing her doctoral coursework at The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education, she lectured at Meiji University and Hosei University before joining MIGM. She is examining regional diplomacy in East Asia as a means of establishing a platform for dialogue and cooperation at the city and national levels.

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  • Suto Hirobumi
    Suto Hirobumiborn.April 12, 1983

    Area of interest: Legislative and judicial system reform

    Born in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture. Graduated from the Chiba University Law School and worked as a lawyer at the Narita General Law Office. Through representing clients, he became aware of the importance of legislative and judicial system that adequately protect people’s interests, and he joined MIGM with the aim of reforming the judicial system and developing legislation more closely aligned with people’s needs.

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  • Tateishi Kenichi
    Tateishi Kenichiborn.Sept. 22, 1992

    Area of interest: Closing educational disparities

    Born in Miyaki-cho, Miyaki-gun, Saga Prefecture. Graduated from the Waseda University School of Education. Focused on providing diverse educational opportunities as the key to an inclusive social system in which everyone can utilize their abilities and express themselves, regardless of income level or disabilities.

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  • Hada Daisen
    Hada Daisenborn.April 10, 1989

    Area of interest: Securing long-term food supply stability

    Born in Sapporo City, Hokkaido. A graduate of the Hokkaido University School of Economics with a business management major. Worked at the Hokuren Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives before joining MIGM. Interested in promoting wider uptake of smart agriculture using cutting-edge robot technologies and ICT so as to lay the foundations for food self-sufficiency here in Japan and achieve a long-term stable food supply for the world.

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