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Theme: Think for the best

This event occurred on
November 6, 2016
12:00pm - 4:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Beppu, Ôita

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Jumonjibaru 1-1
Beppu, Ôita, 874-0011
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Akira Sakano

Chair of Board of Directors of the Zero Waste Academy Japan
Ms. Akira Sakano is the Chair of the Board of the Directors of the Zero Waste Academy Japan. Zero Waste Academy Japan - a non-profit organization established in 2005, driving the Zero Waste policy implementation and advocacy. It is based in Kamikatsu, the first local community declared for the Zero Waste ambition in Japan, achieving almost 80% of its waste put into a recycling.

Akshat Arora

Student @ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Mr. Akshat Arora, a student from India, is someone who firmly believes in the idea of treating triumphs and disasters just the same. Since his arrival in Japan, he has spent many days working with a different educational institution in the country and hopes to contribute to making the educational system more student oriented in the future.

Katsunari Shibata

Professor @ Oita University
Mr. Katsunari Shibata is a professor at Oita University, whose research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence. He finished his Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degree from University of Tokyo and have worked in one of the biggest electronic corporations in Japan and in Tokyo Institute of Technology before coming to Oita University in year 2000.

Phuong Miyajima

International Admission Officer @ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Mrs. Phuong Miyajima is APU admission officer, serving her work in admission's office's marketing team. She enrolled at APU after its inception in 2000. She graduated from the College of Asia Pacific Studies in 2004 and earned a Master's degree from the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies in international Cooperation Policy in 2006. Before coming back to APU, she was employed in the hospitality industry as a training director for a hotel management group in Vietnam.

Robin Chaurasiya

Founder of Kranti School
Ms. Robin Chaurasiya is a founder of Kranti School, NGO that aims to support young Indian students with a unique education curriculum.

Shivangi Dharne

Student @ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Ms. Shivangi Shivraj Dharne is a first year student from Bangalore, India. In APU, Shivangi was the youngest person to win the 'best speaker award' in the business case competition.

Stephanie Jones

Manager @ Human Trafficking Rescue Center A21
Ms. Stephanie Jones is currently working in Bangkok, Thailand as the Prevention, Awareness and Manager for A21 Thailand. Her experience in the area of human rights, development and anti-trafficking spans over a decade; working and volunteering with local grassroots NGOs as well as international NGOs in Australia and South East Asia.

Organizing team


Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan
  • Dong-Hyun Yim
  • Eisuke Adachi