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Sustainable Japan Awards 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 At the Japan Times Event Space and online.

Sustainable Japan by The Japan Times is honored to present the Sustainable Japan Awards 2021. The Sustainable Japan Awards commends individuals, companies and organizations that have made advances in sustainable efforts. Join us in recognizing community leaders of sustainability in...

#12 Roundtable

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Monday, September 13, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Luke Date

Luke Date is a Japanese Gen-Z sustainability strategist, the Founder & CEO of UMINARI, and a Strategic Advisor for The Yield Lab. His strategic planning rooted in the concept of collective impact allows a variety of sectors effectively cooperate in...

#11 Roundtable

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Monday, August 2, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

James Hollow

James Hollow is CEO and Founder of Fabric KK, a strategic consultancy that helps businesses reframe problems to create shared value with customers and communities. The company is founded on the belief that there is a new social fabric emerging,...

#10 Roundtable

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, July 6, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Haruka Sugihara

Haruka Sugihara is a Japanese-Belgian entrepreneur. She was raised in Belgium and moved to Japan after graduating at the University of Antwerp. In Tokyo she set her goal on reconnecting to her Japanese roots and representing her family history as...

#9 Roundtable

Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Wednesday, June 9, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Saina Chiba

Saina is a native of Japan and sees herself as a life enthusiast and Earth lover. Seeking to live more simply and sustainably in Japan after returning from her studies in Canada and overwhelmed by the excessive presence of single-use...

#8 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, May 18, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Azby Brown

Azby is a native of New Orleans and has lived in Japan since 1985. A widely published author and authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environment, his groundbreaking writings on traditional Japanese carpentry, compact housing, and traditional sustainable practices of...

#7 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. *Tuesday, Apr. 20, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Christopher Brooks

Christopher is an executive officer and design director of Garde, an international branding and interior design company based in Tokyo. After receiving a Master’s degree and becoming a licensed architect in the United States, he came to Japan in 1997...

#6 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, March 3, 2020 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, March 2, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Marybeth Boller

Marybeth was born to be a chef. By 11 she was accompanying her aunt to fine Manhattan restaurants. After college, legendary chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten put her to work in the Lafayette restaurant in New York’s Drake Hotel. Next came the...

#5 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, Feb. 2, 17:30 to 18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Sho Okiyama, M.D.

Sho Okiyama is the CEO and founder of Aillis Inc., a Tokyo-based startup developing an AI device for early and accurate detection of influenza. Although the flu is a common infectious disease, it changes rapidly and there are still many...

#4 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session
*Tuesday, Jan. 19, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)

Jin Montesano

Jin is a change-maker whose mission is to help companies and teams achieve purpose-driven transformation. Jin came to Tokyo in 2014 to build a communications function for Lixil, a Japanese company that was globalizing after a series of M&A transactions....

#3 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session
Tuesday Nov, 24, 2020 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

Minako Iue

Chair and CEO, Sailors for the Sea Japan. Minako Iue established Sailors for the Sea Japan as an affiliate of the ocean conservation NGO Sailors for the Sea, founded by David Rockefeller Jr., chairman of the company that controls the...

#2 Roundtable

Date and time: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Melbourne Time)

Melanie Brock

Melanie Brock is one of Japan's best-known APAC specialists. She uniquely combines language skills, high-level political, media and business networks, and practical commercial business leadership. She consistently delivers on business, regulatory and partnership outcomes for Japanese and Australian corporations in...