Yunus in Tokyo discussing social business initiatives for earthquake victims
In an effort to rebuild the livelihoods of the Japanese earthquake victims, Microfinance Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammed Yunus was in Tokyo recently to discuss social business initiatives with business and political leaders of Japan.
Prof. Yunus met with H.E. Takahiro Yokomichi, Speaker of the Lower House of the Japanese parliament, Dr. Shozaburo Jimi, Minister of Financial Services Agency of Japan as well as Dr Sadoshima, the Director General of the International Cooperation Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry. Prof. Yunus discussed creation of social business funds and individual social business to tackle the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that shook the northeast of Japan in March this year.
Mr. Taro Aso, former Prime Minister of Japan and Chairman of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentary League organized a workshop with Professor Yunus for the members of the Parliamentary group on social business, especially about its potential for the earthquake affected areas. More than thirty parliamentarians attended the workshop.
Professor Yunus has been exploring the possibility of joint venture collaboration between Japanese businesses to create social business in Bangladesh.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan and Renault also met Professor Yunus to discuss various options of social businesses.
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