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Invitation to the Global Forum 2019 IGNITE! JAPAN

Updated: Jul 13, 2019

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at Roppongi Academy Hills in Tokyo, Japan from 12:15-17:30

What does it take to become an engaged global citizen and an effective and purpose-driven leader? How do we prepare Japanese students to address their country's challenges and have meaningful careers? What are our responsibilities? Join the Global Forum with Global Citizens Initiative (GCI), leading educators, corporate leaders and policymakers to discuss breakthrough ideas on becoming global citizens and agents of positive change.

For more information about the program and to see our full list of speakers, click here!

Don't miss our lineup of distinguished guests and panelists, including:

From left: Dr. Linda Hill (Wallace Brett Donham Professor, Harvard Business School), Kazuo Hirai (Former Chairman, Sony Corporation), Taro Kono (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan; planned), Kathy Matsui (Vice-Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.)


Topics Will Include:

  • Japanese Education & Workforce

  • Inspiring Future Generations

  • Global Leadership

  • Japan’s Strengths & Future

  • Responsibilities of Educators, Students, Corporate Leaders & Policy Makers

  • Student-centric learning: Discussion-Based Learning, Harkness®*

*Harkness® is a registered trademark of Phillips Exeter Academy

Date/Time: August 2nd, 2019/13:00-17:30 Registration/Viewing of GCI Fellows' Projects beginning at 12:15

Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills             49 F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan


  • Corporate tickets JP¥10,000

  • General tickets JP¥3,000

  • Student tickets JP¥1,000

Attire: Business (encouraged), School Uniform and Business Casual (allowed)

We look forward to seeing you at the Forum!

Global Forum Sponsors


Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise registered in Connecticut, United States. We empower young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. EIN 46-1850022.


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