BE Bold

source: BOLD Awards   BOLD Awards recognizes top companies, projects and individuals powering breakthroughs around the world. Crowdsourcing Week & H-FARM came together to organize the most innovative Awards program. Hosted in Venice, Italy @ H-FARM, this will be a unique awarding event which combines the power of the crowd and the hard work of individuals. The Awards showcase the best in the world from innovative businesses and individuals with diverse range of industries including Advertising, Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Student Projects, Robots, Crowdfunding, Sustainability, Space Frontier, Blockchain, ICO, AI, Online, Young Achiever. The BOLD winners will be recognized for their achievements … Continue reading BE Bold

Visiting X-Nihonbashi

source: ni-honbashi-tokyo.jp   It was around 3pm, strolling along the streets of Nihonbashi, one could sense history in the air.  Nihonbashi first emerged in the 17th century from the residential and commercial areas called ‘chonin-chi’ that gathered around Edo castle. The Nihonbashi Bridge is an iconic symbol of the region.  It was first built in 1603, the same year that the Edo Period shogunate was established and the Bridge acted as the terminal point for Japan’s five Gokaido roads, enabling crossroads, following of goods and services in and out of the city that would serve to become the Tokyo we … Continue reading Visiting X-Nihonbashi

Presence

source: japanology.com   Presence – a state of being or existence.  Existing, or is present in a place but is not seen. Presence – is something I have thought much about when it comes to us as individuals, as human beings and even as souls. Presence – is about being in the present moment, paying attention to those that are speaking to us. Presence – is when someone walks into the room, and they glow and command the audience’s attention naturally, with ease and delight. Why is presence important? Have you ever noticed that people with presence work with ease? … Continue reading Presence

Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.  

source: WSW   2018 has been an incredible year for the World Space Week. The latest release of the World Space Week Annual Report  shows us it has been a year of increased activities, achievements and partnerships. The 2019 World Space Week theme is, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. source: WSW   What is World Space Week? Held annually from 4-10 October First held in 2000 after UNISPACE III UN General Assembly Resolution; 5,422 reported events in 86 countries in 2018; Since 2012, annual growth of approximately 30% in number of events; Organised by World Space Week Association, coordinators in … Continue reading Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.  

Kyoto Investment Promotion seminar in Tokyo

source: Inside Kyoto   This is the 6th Kyoto Investment Promotion seminar organised by JETRO in Tokyo for the year.  The Mayor of Kyoto Mr. Daisaku Kadokawa, amongst many speakers came to promote Kyoto.  They started with mr. Kadokawa and he started with the history, Gion, discussion on natural disaster and SDGs.  More specifically they spoke of the Gion Festival. source: japantimes.co.jp   Kyoto prides itself as ranking number one as the most attractive city in Japan, according to the Institute of Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation.  This survey which considered 72 cities in japan on ‘Urban Attractiveness in … Continue reading Kyoto Investment Promotion seminar in Tokyo

What makes Shojin Meat successful?

source: Shojin Meat   Unassuming Founder of Shojin Meat and Integriculture Inc, Yuki Hanyu is an Oxford graduate with a Phd in Chemistry specialists in the field of nanofabrication studying the manipulation of atoms and molecules.  Having worked as a post-doctoral research staff at Tohoku University, Founder and CEO Hanyu then worked as a research scientist for Systems Laboratory, Toshiba Research and Development Centre, developing battery based electric energy storate as part of the public infrastructures team.  The concept of Shojin Meat is to develop large scale cell culture technology that leads to ‘in vitro meat’  and in simple layperson’s … Continue reading What makes Shojin Meat successful?

What makes Infostellar successful?

source: Infostellar.net Infostellar, founded by Naomi Kurahara is one of those NewSpace startups that I truly respect.  Infostellar is very much values-based and about its people.  Their focus is very much on the talents of their people and also utilising their talents to tackle complex problems.  Everyone is an active player in the team.  Their focus is on team integrity and in working together to tackle the challenges they are facing.  According to Forbes, Infostellar wants to build a worldwide ground station network with the aim of sharing antennas on a global platform.  With more and more satellite launches, CEO … Continue reading What makes Infostellar successful?