We're a Tokyo-based news service reporting on ambitious innovations and
ESG solutions to the social and environmental challenges facing the world today

Our Mission

To address the myriad of challenges facing modern society, we broadly showcase the ambitious efforts of Japanese startups and social action groups through articles and videos in both Japanese and English. By elevating domestic and international interest in solutions originating from Japan, we aim to broaden pathways for funding and support the growth of various ventures striving for a "sustainable society."


Executive Editor

A multilingual journalist with over 25 years of experience in the media industry, Maeda worked as a producer and correspondent for Reuters TV in Tokyo after stints as a reporter at The Japan Times, The Associated Press in San Francisco, Newsday in New York, and The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif.

Chief Editorial Advisor

A former head of Reuters Japan, Kitamatsu served Japan's leading business daily, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, as Toronto bureau chief and then as deputy director of its European editorial bureau in London before joining Reuters, where he held the position of managing editor in Japan among other executive roles.

Editorial Advisor

A former managing editor/executive operating officer at The Japan Times and a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, Daimon has served as World Economic Forum media leader between 2015 and 2020. She currently teaches journalism as a lecturer at Tokyo Woman's Christian University.


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