Do you have a vision for initiating change, or for launching a specific project or business? Have you ever wondered how to go about transforming this vision into action? Meet BX Alumni who have done exactly that as they share about how they kickstarted their projects, what they have learned, and their experiences along the way.

Event Details:

Date: December 17, 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 19:00 – 20:00 (HKT) / 20:00 – 21:00 (JST/KST)

Participants: Bai Xian Community

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Ms. Ayano SASAKI

Founder of MIRACT;
Co-founder of THE LEADS ASIA
Schwarzman Scholar class of 2021

Ms. Ayano SASAKI is from Japan and is a Schwarzman Scholar class of 2021. Ayano has graduated from Kyushu University where she went on an exchange at the University of Hong Kong on the Bai Xian Exchange Scholarship 2018 to 2019. Ayano is interested in future alliances among East Asian countries and has been working for relationships between Japan and other countries, such as Korea, China, and the U.S. Besides the activity, she is also passionate about improving Japanese career education as the founder of MIRACT. 


CEO, SHOCKby, Inc.; Founder, Bizjapan;
Sustainability and Innovation Policy Specialist, Obuse-Town

Mr. Sho HAYASHI is a business producer, a public policy specialist, and a social entrepreneur from Japan. 

His focus areas include:
–   Multi-stakeholder policy facilitation especially on environment and sustainability
–   Cross-border business development / market entry for global startups
–   Entrepreneurship education for youths and senior citizens

While keeping multiple projects globally, he recently moved to a rural town in Japan called Obuse to help the town transform into a leading case of a sustainable and resilient community. 

In 2018 and 2019, he was assigned as Teaching Fellow at Harvard Business SchoolIn 2020, he was selected as one of 50 Global Shapers to attend in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  Sho also serves as a committee member at Ministry of Economy, Technology and Industry (METI) of Japan for its Innovation Policy Working Group. 

His senior citizen inclusion program (Zero-One Seniorreceived “INNO-vation” Generation Award by Ministry of Internal Affairs among 13,187 projects nationwide. (Top 0.2% of application)  

Sho has Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) and Master of Public Policy (Science, Technology and Innovation Governance) from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Master of Law from Peking University, China. 

Ms. Daum KIM

Executive Director of Ethnic Neighborhoods;
Digital Media Manager of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Ms. Daum KIM is ethnically Korean but was raised in China and is now based in Japan.  She has experience in marketing for digital media platforms and has managed cross-cultural online communities.  Her career choices and activities reflect her vision of connecting people across cultures to create a harmonious community from the perspective of Eastern philosophy.  Daum’s work includes: 

Professional Work

–   Executive Director of Ethnic Neighbourhoods, a YouTube channel that introduces ethnic enclaves around the world
–   Digital Media Manager of the Tokyo Organising Committee of Olympic and Paralympic Games: lead digital communications and strategic planning for global audience, with a focus on East Asia
–   Founder of Nanumi, a charity organisation that aims to create a clear donation culture
–   Reporter at NHK World 

Academic Work

–   Research sprint project member on the ethics of digitalisation at Harvard UniversityBerkman Klein Center
–   PhD candidate at Keio University (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
–   Research focus on digital media marketingpeer-to-peer interaction and trust, and online community formation. 

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