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Message from George Hara

ourgoal_img_01By 2050, countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America will account for 85% of the world’s population, shifting the center of the global economy from developed to developing nations. As Japan’s population declines, how the Japanese people interact with citizens of the developing world is increasingly a very important question. In this era of change, what is the quality necessary to be a truly global individual?
It is the ability to mutually recognize and respect differences in customs and culture. The Alliance Forum Foundation’s Global Human Resources Development Programme, held in Bangladesh, teaches skills to work with people from different backgrounds through engaging in activities of the world’s largest NGO, BRAC. In addition, the Microfinance Professional Course immerses its participants in the real conditions of life in a developing country and microfinance, the effective, poverty-alleviating program.
Lastly, while it is essential to learn foreign languages, what is more important is to be able to think deeply and express oneself in the mother language. Always having a “why” mindset – instead of simply following common knowledge and practices – is a trait needed to succeed in a globalized world. Let’s start with what we can do, one step at a time.


George Hara
Ambassador and Chairman of the Board
Alliance Forum Foundation

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Vision & Activity Models

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The Alliance Forum Foundation supports a variety of activities aimed at creating a new core industry for a new era. The central tenet of our vision is that new technologies have the power to change the world.

Core industries are the most important driver of economic development. It is only these core industries that possess the inherent power to create new employment opportunities and promote large-scale improvement in social welfare.

The Alliance Forum Foundation endeavors to promote the cultivation of new industries for a new era and to foster global leadership around the development of a next-generation core industry. To support this objective, we produce a number of prestigious forums that attract business leaders, government officials, and academics who believe in the power of next-generation technologies and who share a vision of global cooperation

At the same time, our foundation has begun a number of initiatives with the objective of reducing poverty and improving the quality of life of those living in developing countries through the deployment of next-generation technologies.

Our activities seek to accomplish these objectives and affect positive change by helping to make new technologies feasible, nurturing new industries, fostering constructive dialogue on new forms of corporate governance and corporate management, and developing leaders for a new era.

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Alliance Forum Foundation(AFF)(US Office)
AFF is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Alliance Forum Foundation (Japan Office)

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US Office
Alliance Forum Foundation
111 Pine Street Suite 1410
San Francisco, CA 94111
Japan Office
Alliance Forum Foundation
Nihonbashi-Honcho 2-3-11, Nihonbashi Life Science Bldg. 5F
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023
TEL:03-6225-2795
FAX:03-6225-2791
Year established: 1985
英語版日本橋オフィス地図
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【Access】
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/ Mitsukoshi-mae station 3 minutes
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/ Mitsukoshi-mae station 3 minutes
JR Sobu Line/ Shin-Nihonbashi station 2 minutes
JR Yamanote Line/ 13 minutes


History

2012
3rd AFDP Delegation to Africa (Zambia & Zimbabwe)
Pacific Islands Leaders and CEOs Summit
World Alliance Forum in Tokyo
7th Microfinance Professional Development Course
12th IT Awaji Conference

2011
A “general incorporated foundation” status acquired by Tokyo Office
Partnership Project Launched
Bangladesh Office Launched
Zambia Office Launched
Joint Research with Tokyo and Kyoto Universities Launched

2010
Business Delegation to Bangladesh
Education Project Launched

2009
1st AFDP Delegation to Africa (Zambia)
1st Microfinance Professional Development Course

2008
Nutrition Project Launched
Global Human Resources Development Programme Launched

2007
Tokyo Office Launched
Alliance Forum Development Programme (AFDP) Launched

2001
1st World Alliance Forum
1st Awaji IT Conference

1985
The Alliance Forum Foundation established in San Francisco

World Alliance Forum has been held since 2001

Board Members

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Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
George Hara
Group Chairman and CEO, DEFTA Partners
Shingo Torii
Vice Chairman of the Board, Suntory Holdings, Ltd.
Kyoko Watanabe
CFO, Director

Council Members ( Advisors )

Yuichiro Anzai
Professor and Former President, Keio University/President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Masatoshi Ito
Founder and Honorary chairman, Seven &i HLDGS., Ltd.
Sumiko Iwao
Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Susumu Kaminaga
Former President, Sumitomo Precision Products., Ltd.
Masahiro Kan
Former Executive Director for Japan, World Bank Group
Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute For Policy Studies
Akihiro Kuroda
Representative Director of the Board,
Chairman
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi
Representative Director, Member of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Hiroshi Komiyama
Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Research Institute/Former President, Tokyo University
Koji Sasaki
President and CEO, AdIn Reserch, Inc
Seiichi Shimada
Former Senior Corporate Advisor, Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
Toichi Takenaka
President & CEO, Takenaka Corporation
Tsutomu Fuse
Former President, Yokohama City University
Isao “Steve” Matsuura
Chairman, MIK International
Hideto Mitamura
Outside Director, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. , Former Ambassador of Japan to New Zealand and Samoa
Monte Cassim
Councilor, Assistant Trustee, The Ritsumeikan Trust
Shunji Yanai
President, International Tribunal For the Law of the Sea
Kunio Yamada
Chairman and CEO, Rohto Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.

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Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
George Hara
Group Chairman and CEO, DEFTA Partners
Shingo Torii
Senior Executive Vice President and Board member, Suntory Holdings, Ltd
Hideto Mitamura
Outside Director, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Former Ambassador of Japan to New Zealand and Samoa
Mike Tanji
Director, Public Interest Capitalism Research Division
Seiji Yoshizawa
Director, Development Programme & Administration Division

Advisory Committee

Masatoshi Ito
Founder and Honorary chairman, Seven &i HLDGS., Ltd.
Sumiko Iwao
Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Susumu Kaminaga
Former President, Sumitomo Precision Products., Ltd.
Mika Kumahira
Representative Director,Kumahira Security Foundation
Shunji Yanai
President, International Tribunal For the Law of the Sea
Kunio Yamada
Chairman and CEO, Rohto Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.

Auditor

Yuichi Kawarada
Professor, Nishogakusha University

As of August, 2015