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[I-House × Courrier Japon Special Program]
Looking at Japan from Outside―What a Young Entrepreneur Thinks


  • *This program has finished.
    • Lecturer: Makiura Doga (Cofounder, Needs-One Co., Ltd.; Rwanda Representative, e-Education)
    • Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm
    • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, IHJ
    • Language: Only available in Japanese (without English interpretation)Logo: Courrier Japon
    • Co-sponsored by: Courrier Japon, Kodansha, Ltd.
    • Admission:1,000 yen
      (Students: 500 yen, Members and Courrier Japon Subscribers: Free)
      (reservations required)
    Mr. Makiura caught the world’s attention for his presentation “Simple Innovation Makes a Big Difference” in TED×Youth@ Kyoto 2013. In that, he spoke about his experience of having set up a business based in Rwanda to act as a bridge between local farmers and organizations for international cooperation. Now, at the age of 21, he is working on projects in developing countries in order to establish what he calls genuine international cooperation. Mr. Makiura will talk about his experiences and share his ideas of how he sees Japan.
    Makiura Doga
    (Cofounder, Needs-One Co., Ltd.; Rwanda Representative, e-Education)

    makiura_photo2 Born in Tokyo in 1993. Left for the United Kingdom at the age of 13 and graduated from Strathallan School in Scotland. In 2012, he set up his first project based in Rwanda. He is also engaged in helping Japanese corporations to expand their business to east Africa and the activities of international educational NGOs. Currently, based in Thailand, he is working on preparations for a new data infrastructure project in Southeast Asia. His other activities include organizing the first drone event in Japan and helping run the world’s first stone bath mist sauna salon “detox salon Le Furo.” Selected as one of TED’s “12 young people in the world” in 2014, he left University Bristol that year. Mr. Makiura’s official website and blog: www.dogamakiura.net.