SOLD OUT Passion for Success: A New Philosophy for the Next Wave of Japanese Entrepreneurs

April 12, 2005
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Tuesday, April 12
6 – 8:30 pm
Innovators Series

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Dr. Kazuo Inamori, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Kyocera Corporation; Honorary Advisor, KDDI Corporation

Mitsuko Shimomura, President & CEO of the Center for Health Care and Public Concern; Seiwajuku member

Nichimu Inada,
President and CEO, Family Corporation
Yoshihiro Taguchi, President and CEO, 100 Yen Convenience US.Mart

Dr. Kazuo Inamori founded Kyocera Corporation in 1959 and KDDI in 1984. Thanks to his extraordinary management philosophy and leadership, both firms are now Fortune 500 companies. Active in social causes, in 1984 Dr. Inamori used his own funds to found the Kyoto Prizes, international awards that honor significant contributors to humanity. In 1983, Dr. Inamori established the Seiwajuku study group as a way to devote himself to helping to train the next generation of entrepreneurs and business people. Since then, Seiwajuku has grown to over 3,600 members and 56 chapters in Japan and aboard.

Dr. Inamori will discuss his management philosophy and ethics, his views on social change and international understanding, as well as the mission of the Kyoto Prizes.  His talk will be followed by a panel discussion of successful Japanese business owners and entrepreneurs who are Seiwajuku members. They will present what they learned from Dr. Inamori through Seiwajuku and how they applied his teachings and philosophy to their own businesses.

Followed by a reception. 

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level, and can order tickets by contacting Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247 or [email protected]. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate members and individual members pay the discounted rate of $8. Nonmembers: $10. Students and seniors: $5. Seiwajuku members attend free.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2005
  • 6:00 pm