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December 20, 2017

December 15th, 2017: “Cooperation with social business” stipulated in the government’s program for the prevention of repeat offenses

The government’s five-year program aimed at preventing of repeat criminal offenses was adopted at the cabinet meeting on December 15th, 2017. The program promotes cooperation with social business approaches.P12Ⅱ Policy Requiring AttentionArticle 2 Effort to create work opportunities and accommodation(Re: Promotion Law Article 12, 14, 15, 16, 21)⑦ Work opportunities between regular work and welfare supportc.Cooperation…

December 20, 2017

December 14th, 2017: Minister of Justice, Yoko Kamikawa, visited Human Harbor Osaka

On December 14th, 2017, Minister of Justice, Yoko Kamikawa, visited Human Harbor Osaka (Fukushima-ku, Osaka) which is a social business company. Human Harbor Osaka offers a comprehensive social rehabilitation program for people released from prisons by giving them an opportunity to partake in a sustainable industrial recycling business aimed at overcoming the three major obstacles they…

December 15, 2017

MOU between SBRC at Kyushu University and NTT WEST signaling “Industry-University Cooperation for the Development of Social Business Solutions”

Kyushu University has concluded the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with NTT WEST signaling an industry-university cooperation to develop social business solutions for social issues. In order to develop research projects relating to social business, both parties agree to build a partnership between industry and academia to make contributions to solve social issues.1. Background for the…

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December 1, 2017

November 24th, 2017: Professor Yunus made a keynote lecture at Science Agora

Science Agora 2017 took place in Odainba, Tokyo from November 24th to 26th. Various people in different fields, sectors, generations, and nationalities aimed to realize “science harmonized with society” and a “society harmonized with science” through dialogue and collaboration while respecting a diversity of values.Kyushu university designed software and hardware as well as worked on…

About Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Born in 1940, Bangladesh Chittagong. After having served as a lecturer at Chittagong College, he received a doctorate in economics from the university. Since returning to Bangladesh in 1972, after witnessing the plight of poor people due to the great famine of 1974, we began activities for eradicating poverty in the country. In 1983 founded Grameen Bank to do unsecured small lot loan (micro credit). Under the philosophy of Dr. Yunus as the core of the Grameen Bank that "mortgage and collateral are not required for the credit system for the poor" under the philosophy of Grameen Bank, it supports the independence of poor people in rural areas, We made small-lot loans to self-employed people, especially poor women, and contributed greatly to the reduction of poverty in the country.

In recognition of its accomplishment, he won the Nobel Peace Prize with Grameen Bank in 2006. In addition, more than 100 awards are awarded from around the world, each region such as Magsaysay Award called "Asian Nobel Prize", Medal of Freedom of the United States, US Congress Gold Medal Award, World Food Award, Nikkei Asia Award, Fukuoka Asian Cultural Grand Award In addition, more than 40 honorable titles (honorary doctorate etc) are awarded from universities all over the world.

Yunus aims to eradicate poverty through business methods Dr. Yunus runs more than 50 Grameen related companies (Grameen family) to solve various social issues such as education, medical care, energy, information communication. Promote social business such as promotion of local industry in Bangladesh, dissemination of communication technology, use of renewable energy, etc., and also partnership with United Nations, multinational corporations, universities and others to develop social business all over the world It continues practicing.
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