Yunus Social Business Japan will be launched next month


A group of young Japanese entrepreneurs plan to launch Yunus Social Business Japan to promote the ideas of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in the country and other parts of the world.

The move aims to join the global network of businesses around the world founded on the philosophies of Grameen Bank’s founder.

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On October 8, Professor Yunus attended a meeting of board members of Tomoni Corporation, a social enterprise set up by a group of young Japanese entrepreneurs, according to a statement from the Yunus Center in Dhaka yesterday.

At the meeting, the entrepreneurs unveiled their intention to launch Yunus Social Business Japan.

The signing with the parent company for the launch of Yunus Social Business Japan will take place in Berlin during the upcoming Global Social Business Summit scheduled for November 4-6.

Senior officials from the Japan International Cooperation Foundation also met with Professor Yunus to develop the conceptual framework for an agricultural joint venture with Yunus Social Business Uganda.

The microcredit pioneer also took part in the Social Business Design Contest 2015 in Roppongi, Tokyo. The competition was organized by Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center of Kyushu University.

Eight best projects were presented during the contest. The winning teams received trophies and scholarships to attend the Summit.

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