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Jiro Yoshino

Jiro Yoshino

JIRO YOSHINO
Executive Director, Japan Center, Center of Asia Leadership Initiatives

Education:
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA

Passion/Accomplishments:
Jiro is the founder of Moonshot Project and Executive Director of the Japan Center of the Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives, a social profit organization that focuses on organizing leadership programs across Asia. Prior to this position, he worked as a marketing director for the advertising company, Dentsu, to provide high value-added marketing and technical advisory services to the Japans largest consumer-product maker. He led a marketing team, a creative team and a promotion team to boost this client’s sales. As an example of this work, he has organized four integrated marketing campaigns using popular media, such as movies and TV programs.
From March to December of 2000, he participated in a project for the Office of the National Commission of Educational Reform, Cabinet Councillors’ Office on Internal Affairs, the CAABINET Secretariat of the Japanese Government. Although this project, which was designed to support the Prime Minister was a demanding endeavour, it demonstrated the importance of education to him. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the Graduate Faulty of Economics at Kyoto University and a Master’s in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School. He is also one of the fellows of US-Japan Leadership Program organized by the US-Japan foundation. He was born in Western Japan (Hyogo Prefecture). While not working, he enjoys travelling abroad.