Vision & Mission

Social Bridge between Japan and Global Village


We believe an interconnected world will identify unsolved issues in the fields of health, environment, education, and welfare, empower each of us to eradicate social problems and build a society where we live together with hope.


We will seek to fill the gap of social entrepreneurship and innovation for social change between Japan and other countries, by catalyzing and sustaining creative, collective and cooperative development.


10th Anniversary: The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) to be held at UN Headquarters

22 March 2016 | New York, USA

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the World Summit of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) will be held in New York City in May, and as a strategic partner for WSIE, Akira Foundation calls for social innovators and entrepreneurs to join.

WSIE was launched at United Nations in 2006. Supported by three UN agencies including UNDP along with International Chamber of Commerce, African Union, and multinationals like PepsiCo, Boeing, CNBC, and Microsoft, the first WSIE took place at the historic city of Muscat, Oman, and has been held every other year with over 70 countries attended.

Held on May 17-19, 2016 at United Nations Headquarters, WSIE on “New Frontiers” will showcase “a bold and provocative exploration of what the future of business, market spaces, digital, products, minds, machines, experiences and trans-disciplinary innovations will be like in 2020 with one clear message: Head there.”

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