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Kenji Hayashi

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

Kenji Hayashi is rejuvenating rural areas suffering from depopulation. By creating a new pathway for emerging urban professionals to build their careers as change agents in rural municipalities, Kenji is creating a system that enables the sustainable development of struggling rural communities. Lire la suite

Michihiko Iwamoto

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Michihiko is revolutionizing the way Japan thinks about used materials by creating a Consumer-Participated Recycling Culture, whereby used clothing and such electronics as cell phones can be recycled and turned into bio-ethanol and precious metals, without leaving any waste. His method loops in both... Lire la suite
Masue Katayama has developed a contextually sensitive approach to changing attitudes and values about nursing care. Masue has created the broadly utilized Shinkou-Kai model for private nursing homes which provides comfortable yet affordable housing options for Japanese elderly, while employing non... Lire la suite

Takashi Kawazoe

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2013

Takashi Kawazoe is extending access to health care in Japan through new career paths for nurses working outside hospital walls. A key element of his approach is a system of self-check medical stations where patients access information about their health and preventative health measures; quickly,... Lire la suite

Junto Ohki

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2012

Junto Ohki uses information technology to promote full citizenship of the deaf community in Japan by developing an online database of signs, thus increasing access to basic services and removing barriers between global sign languages. Junto is the co-founder and president of ShuR Group, the company... Lire la suite

Hisashi Sonehara

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Hisashi rejuvenates deserted agricultural communities and the rural economy by spurring urban residents to visit the countryside, practice farming, and engage with the local people. His program offers an agricultural experience that meets the needs of city dwellers that yearn for rural living, and... Lire la suite