”Is Japan ready for social innovation?”

Is Japan ready for social innovation?
Professor Kanji Tanimoto

”TOKYO —In recent years, “social entrepreneurship,” “social innovation” and “sustainability” have found their way into the mainstream conference last September at Waseda University under the theme “Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation.”

Presided by Kanji Tanimoto, Professor at Waseda University’s School of Commerce, JFBS is an academic association and research/discussion platform on the relationship between business and society, with a focus on current global trends, issues and challenges. The conference featured topics ranging from social entrepreneurship and sustainable/social innovation, to intrapreneurship, innovation management and partnership among sectors.

Professor Tanimoto, JFBS’s president and guest editor for this year’s call for papers, tells us about the organization, its activities and the growing – albeit slowly – social innovation trend in Japan…………”

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Source: Japan Times

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