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Yunus Social Business Companies in Japan

Yunus Social Business Companies adhere to the Seven Principles of Grameen Social Business advocated by Professor Muhammad Yunus.



Business Ethos/Overview


Human Harbor Inc.

Founded: December 3rd, 2012
Headquarters: Minami-ku, Fukuoka


Human Harbor Osaka:http://hhosaka.net/

Human Harbor Tokyo:http://hhtokyo.com


【Business Ethos】

In current society, it is hard for those who have a criminal record to re-enter society as they are regarded as failures in life, which causes an increase in a recidivism rate. Our experiences have told us that many of them have high aspirations and the hidden treasure of “great human resources” are in prisons. We serve as a human harbor for them to re-start their new lives in society. 

【Business Overview】

We offer the comprehensive social rehabilitation for people released from prisons through the sustainable industrial recycling business and the support to 

overcome the three major obstacles they face in society; accommodation, education, and employment. The “10 % campaign” is one part of our business where other companies can also contribute to social issues indirectly by outsourcing more than 10% of their industrial recycling business to us.



Sankyu Inc.

Founded: May 7th, 2013
Headquarters: Hakata-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
Our product “Senzai Shokunin” was invented by the late former CEO as an eco-friendly detergent for business use, especially for medical purposes. To follow his will, we re-started our business as a Yunus Social Business Company with “Hinamoroko”, a new brand of eco-friendly detergent named after an endangered small fish.

【Business Overview】
Medical detergent must have efficient cleaning power, hygienic quality, and eco-friendly ingredients. Our product “Hinamoroko” covers all of these requirements by the latest washing method with oxygen gas. While considering environmental protection, we also address a disabled persons employment issue working closely with the facility “Koubou maru” where disabled artists design the package of our product.


Social Business EQ Partners, Inc.

Founded: December 1st, 2014
Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo


【Business Ethos】
Due to the increasing complexity and diversity of globalization, leadership and human resource development has been crucial to success in the business world. 
Our mission is to provide education and consulting services for companies and individuals to solve social problems, such as poverty, human rights, education, environment, health care, war etc.

【Business Overview】
We offer offices and services in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, the major business hubs of Asia. By gaining cultural understanding and working with top universities within the respective regions, the clients can grasp necessary skills to be successful in a globalized business world. 


Prima Pinguino Co., Ltd.

Founded: March 1st, 2015
Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo





【Business Ethos】
We have been a pioneer for regional revitalization through the promotion of unique educational programs. Many local schools are no longer an attractive prospect for many young students, which leads to many leaving the area for their educational and employment goals. This leads to not only school closures but also a lack of available, skilled workers for local industries. Our mission is to keep producing future pioneers to contribute to local society.

【Business Overview】
As a result of the “Attractive local high school projects” for some schools facing closure, with our unique educational methods and consulting, the number of the students doubled, and to ensure those students become future pioneers, we will continue our support in this area.


Trust, Inc.

Founded: August 1st, 2015
Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo



【Business Ethos】
Creating mutual value is our motto. We provide border-less business platforms to encourage small businesses to develop and encourage women to be financially independent. We strive to be a linking bridge between people so that each one of us can be a valuable human resource to contribute to social economy together.

【Business Overview】
We are creating a long term relationship between companies and customers to ensure to produce new values beyond expectations. We support customers with our strategic marketing method, entrepreneurship course of lectures, and rental offices where they launch their new businesses.


Shokuiku Daigaku

Founded: February 19th, 2017
Secretariat: Beans R Co. ltd., Chuo-ku, Osaka





【Business Ethos】
Meaning of eating at home as family get-together has been weaker and weaker in the modern society. It is time to rethink that “to eat is to live” once more. Through food and nutrition education, we create healthy, caring, and considerate human resources as a member of home, school, and society. 

【Business Overview】 
We offer food and nutrition education courses of lectures to cultivate human resources to produce and pass down “healthy meals full of love”, which leads the caring world. Our courses are opened to every individual such as teachers, mothers, and company leaders.


LINO PLUS Beauty Stylist Association

Founded: January 2017
Headquarters: Anjou city, Aichi



【Business Ethos】
Supporting women’s self-independence with learning skills, we run seminar and academy so that they can have chances to learn knowledge and skills to obtain any social roles.
To make society where women can play their role independently is our motto.

【Business Overview】
We manage the Beauty Stylist Academy which provides Beauty Stylist Training Courses for learning skills (Aesthetician, Nail Artist, and Masseuse) to be a professional. Also, we provide Licenses for the stylists who graduate from the Beauty Stylist Academy and support their skills to maintain their skill’s quality at the high level.


JAPAN Jewnelist Association

Founded: January 15th, 2017
Headquarters: Suita city, Osaka



【Business Ethos】
Supporting women’s social advancement with learning skills, we run seminar, and academy where they get to learn knowledge and special skills to promote vocational aspirations (occupational and career education) themselves.

【Business Overview】
To provide women with individualized consultation on the subject to be a professional worker, the JEWNELIST Academy serves as a place for them to gain on the job training and personal experiences. We are incubating our JEWNELISTs while instructing their social and financial independence.


MISOL Co., Ltd.

Founded: August 2017
Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
We try to solve a social problems for minority groups including LGBTs, single parents and former inmates through sustainable business. Our social business company focuses on creating a society that anyone can be recognized and shamelessly live. Our mission is to achieve ‘Sanpo yoshi’ (benefit for all three sides) to bring smiles to people, companies and society. That is, if the issues of “people” will be solved, “companies” would be able to solve the issue of worker shortage and “society” will change.

【Business Overview】
We provide support for LGBTs’ social advancement and improve an environment regarding single parent employment. We also support disabled people with their employment and former inmates with their rehabilitation back into society. In order to provide these support services, we put a great focus on web marketing, employment consulting and contact center businesses.


Eighty Days Inc.

Founded: November 1st, 2016
Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo


【Business Ethos】
We envision a world in which tourism can promote positive change for both travelers coming from afar and the locals who welcome them.

【Business Overview】
We aim to develop tourism in impoverished regions of Japan to help stimulate economic activity and promote exchange of culture and ideas.


Cloud Nine Education Association

Founded: December 12th, 2011
Headquarters: Hakata-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
We solve some social issues such as bullying among kids, truancy, isolation from society, suicide and others through our business. We create an environment where we become independent psychologically and financially to inherit a power of “feeling, thinking and making actions”.

【Business Overview】
We offer several classes for people from different age groups such as “Heart to Heart -Cü-” classes to allow participants to get to know “oneself” as well as “business start-up and management for important customers” classes for entrepreneurs and owners of social businesses. We also provide a safe place for kids to grow up called “Kids school: PLAY JAM” and after-school child daycare called “Columbus’ egg project”. We also hold seminars for people who need to train their employees.


Curious Minds Inc.

Founded: September 18th, 2015
Headquarters: Hakata-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
We create a safe environment that everyone can show themselves. We solve social issues such as death from overwork, life and work balance, working poor, dysfunctional families through our business. We also create an environment to bring our vitality, passion and curiosity back by enhancing both individual and companies’ self-esteem and self-efficacy.

【Business Overview】
We hold human resource development seminars called “Love myself – beginner, intermediate and advanced” to get to know and establish “oneself”. We also offer workshops called “Workshop: how to create attractive shops” and “Curios project at the street corner” to increase worker’s self-efficacy. We create comfortable spaces for people who hope to have living and working environments such as home, salons, classrooms and offices. 



Founded: 2008
Office: Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo


【Business Ethos】
Multicultural Share House to Create the World without Prejudice

【Business Overview】
We provide “comfortable home” and “real communication with local communities” through house sharing. We also run the community cafeteria “Noie shokudo” to support families with small children.


AMOMA (AMOMA natural care) 

Founded: 2010
Office: Higashi-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
Organic Herb to Increase the Poor Farmers’ Income Level

【Business Overview】
We develop and sell organic herbal tea co-developed by midwives and a British herbalist importing fair traded herbs from contract farmers.


BLJ Bangladesh Corporation Ltd.

Founded: 2013
Office:Dhaka, Bangladesh


【Business Ethos】
Leather Factory that produces employment to vulnerable people in Bangladesh

【Business Overview】
We produce leather goods and bags aiming to employee especially the socially vulnerable for Bangladesh of job creation.



Founded: 2014


【Business Ethos】
Custom-made Leather Products to Train Craftsmen in Developing Countries

【Business Overview】
We produce and sell custom-made leather products developing technical capabilities of craftsmen. JOGGO is the business that responds to both the problems of poverty and work conditions in Bangladesh.


Business Leather Factory

Founded: 2014
Office: Higashi-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
Business Leather BLAND which creates employment in Bangladesh

【Business Overview】
We offer real leather goods at the same price as artificial leather products. We have succeeded in creating a new demand for leather products among those who have always wanted to own a real leather item but who have never been able to afford the high price-tag. We bring employment to Bangladesh prioritizing women and the inexperienced.



Founded: 2015


【Business Ethos】
Logistics Infrastructure to Deliver Goods to Marginalized Poor Villages

【Business Overview】
We deliver the daily necessities with proper price to the poor marginalized villages suffering from lack of distribution network. Borderless link started the distribution business in order to lower the living expense, create employment and increase income, and make opportunities for villagers so that they can pave the path on their own.



Founded: 2015
Office:Higashi-ku, Fukuoka


【Business Ethos】
Reused-Selected Kids Wear Shop to End the “Era of Disposing”

【Business Overview】
We run the shop that reuses the high quality expensive children’s clothes and the children’s formal clothes rental service. We collaborate with “Little Mama”, one of the most famous free magazines in Fukuoka.



Founded: 2016


【Business Ethos】
Organic Agriculture to Resolve Farmer’s Poverty Cycle

【Business Overview】
We carry out from production to sales of organic foods, mainly on herbs guaranteeing farmers’ stable income by purchasing agricultural crops in full quantity at reasonable prices.

Last updated: March 8th, 2018

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