Young Global Leaders (YGLs), Japan end of year party.
With fellow YGLs Asashōryū Akinori (Asashoryu Dagvadorj), and Kumi Fujisawa.
Asashōryū Akinori (朝青龍 明徳, born September 27, 1980, as Dolgorsürengiin Dagvadorj, Mongolian Cyrillic: Долгорсүрэнгийн Дагвадорж) is a former sumo wrestler (rikishi) from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He was the 68th yokozuna in the history of the sport in Japan and became the first Mongol to reach sumo’s highest rank in January 2003. He currently works as President of Asashoryu foundation.
KUMI FUJISAWA (藤沢久美) – VICE PRESIDENT, THINKTANK SOPHIABANK & GUEST PROFESSOR, HOSEI UNIVERSITY IN TOKYO
In 1996, Kumi Fujisawa established Japan’s first mutual-fund assessment organization, IFIS Limited, which she sold to Standard & Poors in 1999. In 2000, she teamed with Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka to establish Thinktank SophiaBank, which is a thinktank fostering and supporting social entrepreneurs, and was made its Vice President. Since 2003, she has also acted as Vice President of the Japan Social Entrepreneur Forum (JSEF), which she and Dr. Tasaka established as an incubator for social entrepreneurs.