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January 10th, 2018: Minister of Justice, Yoko Kamikawa, visited Human Harbor Fukuoka

On January 10th, 2018, Minister of Justice, Yoko Kamikawa, visited Human Harbor Fukuoka (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka) which is a Yunus Social Business company.

Human Harbor Fukuoka 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 face in society: accommodation, education, and employment.

The earnings of the company were 430-million-yen last year. The company aims to help give opportunities to former inmates. The minister spoke with the owner, Isao Fukushima, a manager of the Education section, and employees in the program along with a facility tour over an hour.

Human Harbor Fukuoka is the first Yunus Social Business company in Japan. Their efforts have had a great effect on “the government’s five-year program for the prevention of repeat offenses” adopted at the cabinet meeting on December 15th, 2017.

A presenter from Human Harbor Fukuoka will talk about their management on the Social Business “Re:Start Up” workshop 2 on February 25th, 2018. Please sign up!

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