13 July 2011
Tokyo, Japan

Atsufumi Yokoi was invited to join the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT; South Africa) as a Visiting Researcher from this October. This is a one-year non-tenure track appointment and part of his PhD studentship at the University of Tokyo. As a Research Affiliate of ACC, Atsufumi is expected to get involved in a wide range of academic forums of ACC and to conduct research on various informal settings in African cities, working collaboratively with a diverse group of universities, research institutes, government sectors and NGOs from Japan and Africa.

28 May 2011
Tokyo, Japan

The Asia Career Seminar will be held at Tokyo, Japan on 28 May 2011, to help international students envision and identify their own personal and professional ways of life in culturally diverse settings. The seminar will include interactive dialogues and discussions, special lectures with real, visionary storytelling, and participant-centered workshops suited for job seeking and career planning. Akira Foundation supports this session as an institutional sponsor, by working with the Japan Research Institute (JRI).

19-20 March 2011
Osaka, Japan

The conference on Vulnerable Filipino Migrants: Focus on Japan will be held in Osaka, Japan, featuring the ongoing issues for irregular Filipino migrants. Akira Foundation supports this event as one of the institutional sponsor and it will take place at the Osaka University, Japan, on March 19 and 20, 2011.

3 December 2010
Tokyo, Japan

Keio University SFC announced the establishment of Akira-Keio SFC Social Innovation Scholarship (AXIS) on its website.
Akira foundation and Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) announced the establishment of AXIS for international students who start studying in the Global Information and Communication Technology and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program that launches in September 2011.

21-22 March 2010
Beirut, Lebanon

Hirofumi Yokoi attended the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Enterprise Forum Workshop on “Designing and Winning a Business Plan Competition” for the 30 Semi-Finalist Teams of the 3rd MIT Arab Business Plan Competition 2009-2010. It was held at Monroe Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon, and a networking dinner at Four Seasons Hotel, which took place between the sessions of the two-day event, also help facilitate social and business interaction among semi-finalists, jurors, MIT boards, professors, staff and alumni, sponsors, consultants, entrepreneurs and other professionals.

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