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DG TAKANO is Invited to Minister Hirai’s Exclusive Pitch Event in Osaka - DG TAKANO
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DG TAKANO is Invited to Minister Hirai’s Exclusive Pitch Event in Osaka


Yesterday, January 23, DG TAKANO took part in "HIRAI Pitch in Osaka", a round table panel organised by Japan's Minister of State for Special Missions, Takuya Hirai, with the purpose of establishing a dialogue between policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

Participants introduced their companies in short four-minute pitches before moving on to a round table discussion. Mr. Hirai asked clarifying questions and invited everyone to share their thoughts and opinions on the current problems and future developments in the field of Japan’s knowledge capital, particularly in the Kansai area. The minister also welcomed requests and suggestions about areas that the government should further focus on.

The main topic brought up by Mr. Takano was the importance of design thinking and the current lack thereof in Japanese education. He compared this lack of design thinking training with places such as America’s Silicon Valley or Asia’s Singapore, where it is emphasised to a great effect.

We are very thankful to Mr. Hirai for the opportunity to connect with him and many other enthusiastic and innovative people, and we will make sure to keep the conversation going! Further information regarding Mr. Hirai is available here.

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