On Thursday, January 28, we held an online SDGs roundtable discussion on education in the “post-Corona” era.
The lecturer for the first session was Mr. Masaharu Okada, President of Yunus Japan, a general incorporated association engaged in “social business,” which seeks to solve social problems from a business perspective. He introduced the “Seven Principles for Social Business,” “Economy without Morality is a Crime, Morality without Economy is a Bedtime Story,” and “Three Zeroes: Poverty, Unemployment, and Carbon Emissions. About 40 people attended, and we had a lot of questions from the students, which made for a cross-cultural communication in both English and Japanese.
We hope that everyone who participated in this event will make good use of what they learned in practice. We would like to encourage students to try their hand at addressing social issues from the perspective of social business, including the spirit of sampo yoshi. Thank you very much to Prof. Okada, Mr. Nakajima for interpreting, Mr. Brent for playing Imagine at the opening, and all the participants. Please join us again next month as we continue with the theme of education.
Please join us again next month.
February 25 (Thursday): 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Online connection from 6:50 p.m., extended until 9:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 25: Dr. Hiroji Matsuoka, Professor, Research Center for Human Community Development, Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University
(“Post-Corona”: Thinking and acting about education in the new era) (https://esdplat.wixsite.com/will)
Thursday, March 25: Mr. Katsutoshi Hoshaku, President, Hoshaku Alloy Manufacturing (http://www.houz.co.jp/)
Thursday, April 22: Mr. Takenosuke Yasufuku, President, Kobe Shushinkan Corporation (https://www.shushinkan.co.jp)