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Roundtable #21 – “Reducing plastic waste by upcycling Japan’s abundance of umbrellas” with Aki Saito

August 01, 2022

For our special speaker, Mr. Rowbury will welcome Aki Saito, a Japanese designer and founder of PLASTICITY, a brand that upcycles used plastic umbrellas into bags.

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“Roundtable by The Japan Times: Sustainability with Ross Rowbury ” is a series of talk events that invites readers of The Japan Times to be guest speakers. Ross Rowbury, Senior Managing Director at Nomura Holdings, who has a deep knowledge of Japan and boasts a wide network both here and abroad, will sit down in the role of host with Japanese and non-Japanese to discuss their lives in Japan around the broad topic of sustainability.

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