What’s up in Fukuoka

What’s up in Fukuoka

Join the Open Symposium with Dr. Muhammad Yunus !

at 2011/07/19

Kyushu University Grameen Creative Lab jointly presents a public symposium titled “Social Business Forum Asia in Fukuoka 2011 (SBFA2011)” with Fukuoka City Hall, featuring Dr. Muhammad Yunus, an honorary professor of Kyushu University and the recipient of Novel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. The Symposium focuses on how Dr. Yunus’ model of social business could be employed to help recovery of the sustainable lifestyle of residents in Tohoku region, who are still suffering from the massive damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.


Welcoming Dr. Yunus who is also a recipient of Fukuoka Asian Culture Grand Prize in 2001, this symposium is expected to become a milestone for Fukuoka City residents in general, who seek the best way to take part in the extensive and long-term support for disaster victims.

All those who are interested, do join this session – free of charge – to share your ideas about how an individual can make a difference in tackling the uphill work of reconstruction, hand in hand with the people on site and also from overseas.



 Open Symposium


Date: July 23 (Sat), 2011


13:0014:00Registration and showing of a film Bonsai

14:0014:15Opening Remarks

14:1515:00Key Note Lecture by Dr. Muhammad Yunus  

15:0017:00Panel Discussion


Dr. Muhammad Yunus / Mr. Etsuro Sotoo, Chief Sculptor of La Sagrada Familia / Mr. Robert Verdier, Chairman of NPO Planet Finance Japan / Mr. Toru Takimoto, Chief Executive of Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, and others


17:0018:00Autograph Session

Participation fee: Free

Venue: Kyushu University Hakozaki Campus, 50 Years Anniversary Memorial Hall 

(6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuokashi)

** Nearest exit of Subway is "Hakozaki Kyudai Mae".


Please register via website:



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