U.S.-Japan Council and U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to Have Joint Office at Workspace Community WeWork Tokyu Yotsuya
May 22, 2019
U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)
U.S.-Japan Council and U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to Have Joint Office
at Workspace Community WeWork Tokyu Yotsuya
TOKYO, May 20, 2019－The U.S. Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Initiative announced that the U.S.-Japan Council has formed a partnership with the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo to host events and programming at WeWork Japan G.K. locations across Japan, while based at WeWork Tokyu Yotsuya.
WeWork is a workspace community for innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and professional creatives. The TOMODACHI Initiative will arrange events and activities with support from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and provide a space for next generation leaders and leading innovators of the WeWork network to share their interests with one another. By using this community space, TOMODACHI aims to create new networks and develop innovative mindsets among young Japanese and American leaders.
Embassy of the United States Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs Carolyn Glassman said, “Our partnership with WeWork and the U.S.-Japan Council is a big step forward in our new strategy to expand the reach of all aspects of U.S. Embassy programs. We are excited to work with our TOMODACHI partners, as well as a leading U.S. business investing in Japan, in creating new ways to connect the people of Japan with the United States.”
Chris Hill, CEO, WeWork Japan, commented, “We are excited to deepen our partnership with the U.S. Embassy. Along with the U.S.-Japan Council, who recently became members at our WeWork Tokyu Yotsuya location, we look forward to collaborating further on programming that will strengthen connections, inspire new ideas, and create new cultures amongst the WeWork community members in Japan, in America, and across the world.”
Irene Hirano Inouye, Representative Director and President of U.S.-Japan Council (Japan), commented, “We are so excited to work with the U.S. Embassy and WeWork in showcasing the life-changing impact of the TOMODACHI Initiative on young people and communities across Japan and the United States. This partnership has the potential to dramatically expand our efforts to develop the ‘TOMODACHI Generation’ – the future leaders of the U.S.-Japan relationship.”
About the TOMODACHI Initiative
The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, with support from the Government of Japan. Born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, TOMODACHI invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs. The initiative seeks to foster a “TOMODACHI Generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world. Visit us at www.tomodachi.org
WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 400,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork’s mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has more than 460 physical locations around the world. WeWork, started in New York City in 2010, was founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. https://www.softbank.jp/biz/other/wework/about/
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