As a Social Business City (declared last September), Ipoh, Malaysia is one of the leading cities of Social Business in the world.
During their inspection of Fukuoka city, which is also a Social Business City since 2010, they visited SBRC Kyushu Univeirsty, the only Yunus Center in Japan.
Prof. Masaharu Okada gave a presentation “Introduction to Yunus Social Business” and Associate Prof. Ashir Ahmed followed him with a presentation “Social Business in Japan : Academia perspective”. After their presentations, they had an active Q & A session with representatives from Perak government, academics, and business leaders.
The delegation expressed their high interests in “YY contest”, which is SBRC’s annual main event, and “Social Business Forum Asia 2018” coming next March.
This visit raises hopes in that Fukuoka city and Ipoh city will work together not only as sister-cities, but also Social Business cities each other.