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Food For Good: Hult Prize at Waseda University

Food For Good: Hult Prize at Waseda University

November 5, 2020

Episode 90: Quynh Trang Ho Thi (Campus Director) and Emoh Justina (Trainers and Judges Coordinator) serve on the Hult Prize Organization Committee at Waseda University. The Hult Prize is an annual and global student competition with a focus on social entreprenuership and social impact. This year's theme is "Food For Good."

In this episode, Trang and Justina talk about their upcoming event for the 2021 Hult Prize Challenge. Trang and Justina also tell us why they decided to study in Japan and what sparked their interest in sustainable development and tackling social issues.

 

This episode is sponsored by Code Chrysalis - change your life and learn how to code!

 

 

Quynh Trang Ho Thi @bq.trang

Emoh Justina @emoh_justina

Hult Prize at Waseda University

 

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One Woman’s Passion for Social Impact

One Woman’s Passion for Social Impact

October 7, 2020

Episode 88: Angela Ortiz is the founder of the volunteer-led nonprofit, Place to Grow, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Senior Manager at Adidas Japan. In this episode, we discuss the following topics with Angela:

  • Growing up in Japan's countryside as a Colombian-American with her parents and 10 siblings
  • Becoming a mother at 19 years old
  • Finding impetus in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011.
  • Pursuing a career in social impact
  • Creating her nonprofit Place to Grow
  • Writing her first book on social impact

 

This episode is sponsored by Code Chrysalis - change your life and learn how to code!

 

 

[Place to Grow]

https://placetogrow-ngo.org/

 

Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact

by Angela Ortiz

 

[Guest host: Oulimata Gueye] 

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Cyberpunk Girl: Using Tech to Inspire

Cyberpunk Girl: Using Tech to Inspire

June 16, 2020

Episode 83: Steffie Harner is a Software Engineer at Code Chrysalis; Co-Founder of Startup Lady Japan; and Cyberpunk content creator/influencer. Steffie came to Japan simply to fulfill her childhood dreams, but a series of events led her to co-founding a nonprofit organization for female entrepreneurs and a new career in software engineering. In this episode, we chat with Steffie about the following:

  • Co-founding Startup Lady Japan
  • Becoming a software engineer
  • Her life and career in Silicon Valley
  • Her love for Cyberpunk and digital content creation

 

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 @yanarchy (Twitter)  @yanarchy (Instagram)

 

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COVID-19 Tokyo: Community Check-In

COVID-19 Tokyo: Community Check-In

April 18, 2020

Episode 82: Returning guests, Robin Lewis, Kayoko Hirano, and Yan Fan, join Tokyo Speaks remotely to talk about how they're adjusting to this new reality caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although we all are dealing with a global pandemic that has impacted every aspect of our lives, Robin, Kayako, and Yan share some ways that we can still be productive, healthy, and helpful to others in their time of need.  

Read these helpful blog posts by Robin, Kayoko, and Yan on Medium:

10 Ways to Support Coronavirus Relief in Japan

by Robin Lewis (Co-Founder of Social Innovation Japan & mymizu)

 

5 Ways to Support Your Immune System During the Pandemic

by Kayoko Hirano (Certified Obesity Prevention Health Coach)

 

Job Hunting in a Global Pandemic and Recession

by Yan Fan (Co-Founder and CTO of Code Chrysalis)

 

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Thanks to Guidable for featuring Tokyo Speaks! Check out Guidable Jobs and Guidable Media

Episode 82 background music by Rhyming Gaijin 

 

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Machine Learning Tokyo

Machine Learning Tokyo

March 24, 2020

Episode 80: The featured guests are Machine Learning Tokyo (MLT) members Suzana Ilić (co-founder), Dimitris Katsios, and Asir Saeed. MLT is a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization dedicated to democratizing Machine Learning (ML). They are a team of engineers and researchers--now with a community of 5,000 people--and the winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Silver Award 2019. 

In this episode, we discuss the following topics: 

  • What is Machine Learning  
  • What kind of knowledge base is needed to excel in Machine Learning
  • How to participate in MLT study sessions and events
  • Diversity, inclusion and ethics in Machine Learning
  • Future career opportunities 

 

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Context, Passion, and Opportunity

Context, Passion, and Opportunity

December 18, 2019

Episode 72: Ed Thompson is a marketing consultant active in Japan and Asia-Pacific, who started his own Tokyo-based company in 2000 called Concept Design. Ed is frequently called upon by global executives to assist them with coaching and training programs to build stronger teams that can compete in global markets. He's also a lead lecturer in continuing education programs at Temple University and New York University (Japan campuses) targeting working professionals in Tokyo.

In this episode, Ed shares some of the key things he's learned throughout his professional career in Japan, including one of the simplest and most powerful ways to leverage your passion to achieve opportunities that may be waiting just around the corner. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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Supporting Foreign Entrepreneurs in Japan

Supporting Foreign Entrepreneurs in Japan

November 19, 2019

Episode 68: Miho Tanaka is a former public relations manager, who recently established her own company Startup Japan. Startup Japan's mission is to support foreign entrepreneurs with starting businesses in Japan. In this episode, Miho tells us what you should consider before starting your own business in Japan. We talk about different types of visas, legal advice, company bank accounts, and picking a location (city) to start your own company.

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Women Who Code Tokyo

Women Who Code Tokyo

November 12, 2019

Episode 67: Tutti Quintella is the Director of Women Who Code Tokyo; a branch of the global non-profit organization Women Who Code. Tutti is also an engineering manager at the Japanese e-commerce company Mercari. In this episode, we discuss Women Who Code Tokyo's efforts to inspire and help women advance in the field of software engineering and other tech-related fields. 

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Failing Forward

Failing Forward

November 6, 2019

Episode 66: Ryan Aynz is a marketing & advertising executive for the data analytics company Nielsen; author of the blog Advertising in Asia; and founder of Tokyo Digital Marketing Bootcamp and Japan Advertising & Marketing community (JAM!)

Ryan has appeared as a marketing analyst on both Fox Business and Bloomberg News. He’s a seasoned entrepreneur, who has created six companies in the last 15 years. In episode 66, Ryan shares personal stories of career success and failure, and tells us his purpose for coming to Japan. 

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Startup Lady: Be the Game Changer

Startup Lady: Be the Game Changer

April 30, 2019

Episode 42: Amee Xu and Moeko Suzuki are co-founders of Startup Lady. Together with the other co-founders Koko Sato and Steffie Harner, these ladies are creating international communities and startup ecosystems which inspires women to discover their passion, realize their dreams and bring them to reality. In this episode, Amee and Moeko tell us about the services and programs Startup Lady offers women in Japan. We also learn about their upbringings, dreams, education, and their favorite game changers. 

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Living By the Code

Living By the Code

February 27, 2019

Episode 33: This week, we chat with Code Chrysalis Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Yan Fan. Yan went from a career in finance to a career in tech and now resides in Tokyo, where she and Kani Munidasa (Co-founder & CEO) have established the only advanced, full-stack software engineering bootcamp in Japan.  

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