In 2020, the Host Town Initiative by the Cabinet Office called for the host town municipalities throughout Japan to engage in international exchange activities, build strong relationships with the athletes’ home countries, and strengthen cooperation through sports. In response, host town advisors with various professional expertise gathered, brought together their respective strengths, and started working on the issues host town municipalities faced by offering more comprehensive support with holistic approach.
Also in 2020, due to COVID 19 and its impact around the world, people's consciousness towards "Common Sense" and "Fundamental Values”, which have been built up and become the norm in the past couple of decades, have significantly changed together with their perception of various social issues. As the same time, "sustainability" based on the notion of "100 years from now" has become a keyword and it is becoming the “New Common Sense” all over the world.
We, the members of the Sustainable Japan Project, aim to contribute to the "realization of a sustainable symbiotic society” and to connect Japan and the rest of the world in all sustainable areas.
The fundamental principle of the Sustainable Japan Project is based on “3S", together with its mission to contribute to the "realization of a sustainable symbiotic society". We will make various proposals from comprehensive and multifaceted perspectives, along with our members’ vast professional experience.
3S signifies “Sustainability”, “Symbiosis”, and “Synergy”.
Proposals based on the medium to long-term plan, looking to the realization of a sustainable symbiosis society
Bringing together the special disciplines of the Task Force members to yield multi-faceted approaches and ideas
Multi-faceted analysis of the characteristics, needs, and challenges of each region
Studying cooperative systems for each local authority, and with other local authorities
The members of the Sustainable Japan Project comprise of advisors and consultants, whose aim is to contribute to the "realization of a sustainable symbiotic society", which can be achieved through our lateral collaboration and shared know-how.
*2020 host town advisers
Founder & CEO, Wakako Oshima
Supporting business development across borders towards attaining the SDGs
Partner, Takeshi Kurata
Developing SDG personnel to handle the next generation of sustainable urban development
President, Masanori Tonegawa
Bringing sustainable futures from Japan to the world and from the world to Japan
Board Chairperson, Norio Murakami
Contribution to progress the international community and people’s live, by activities for realization of Hyper Network Society
CEO, Kiyokazu Nasu
Supporting local authorities in transitioning to circular economies
HostTown PR Project, Hioki Norio
Enliven your town through the combination of SDGs, host town status, and local creativity
Representative, Tomohiro Fujii
Former local authority employee. In charge of the Host Town project until 2019
Managing Director, Masako Minagawa
Expert on overseas educational travel. Why not start global SDGs education?
Managing Director, Akira Sagawa
Overseas school construction and international exchange projects
CEO & Owner, Masako Shimokawa
Director, Makiko Shimokawa
Supporting adaptation to veganism and other food diversity
CEO, Keisuke Nakahashi
Supporting businesses, local authorities, and communities in all regions with sustainable progress and internationalization
Exective Director, Eriko Hiratsuka
Exective Director, Yoko Sakakibara
Our professional associate team will be delighted to share the best way of Omotenashi/hospitality.