We will produce future scientists and innovators from Japan who will solve problems in society and create a new world
International School of Science Founding Project (ISSJ) is a project that aims to establish a private international school in Japan, which focuses mainly on science related subjects and students' research projects.
We also emphasize on presentation and international communication skills which will help students to widen their field of research and their understanding of how the industries work and function.
We aim to build an international learning environment with students from different countries around the world, we will teach them the knowledge and skills to become successful scientists in the future.
Two Main Characteristics of ISSJ
“Science can change the world”
Science has the power to materialize dreams. It’s an engine of creation. Science is able to produce the things that people wish they had. They design the future and make it a reality. The strongest weapon is the power of science. It goes beyond time and place and is a universal language. The International School of Science is different because it produces students that use science as a weapon to achieve their dreams and solve problems.
“We are all different, and that’s cool”
People understand their values once they encounter people with a different value system than theirs. When they interact with people different from them they can think about who they are. We welcome many international students at ISSJ. Our program gives the opportunity for both the Japanese participants and international participants to live and interact with one another to establish a truly global community where they are able to keep to their unique cultural values and feel confident in expressing their individual differences.
The students ISSJ aims to produce
Students who are able to "make a way" out of "no way."
Forward-thinking individuals who are able to express their ideas and principles with confidence and without constraint.
The person who are able to find the value in being unique.
Individuals who respect each others' differences and realise the benefits of unique minds working together.
We encourage learning from many different perspectives. At ISSJ, students gain positive results through their own extensive hypothesizing and experimenting. Learning facts by heart is not enough. It is essential that students understand the processes involved in proving scientific facts and formula such as the formula of gravity (F=GMm/r^2), or the speed of light.
Preparing and Testing the Hypothesis
Struggling alone can be very unproductive. By working as a team, we give our students the opportunity to use their international setting to produce research designs that truly show great depth of knowledge and diversity. Within ISSJ, students are able to gain insight and perspectives from all over the world, which allow them to produce projects with multiple dimensions.
Here the main focus is on "presenting and articulating." Presenting and articulating your own study encourages the involvement of others, which in turn broadens your horizons. Each student will learn how to structure and deliver presentations for all of their classes. In addition, they will give a movie presentation summarizing the contents of all of their courses reports. A tailor-made class entitled "Science Presentation" will be given in order to improve their presentation skills. (Conducted at summer school 2015 & 2016)
Ryuichi “Richie” Nomura
Richie graduated from The University of Tokyo College of Arts and Sciences. While still enrolled he participated in a foreign exchange program and studied at The University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2001, he first worked as a TV program production director for NHK. After NHK he joined the corporate planning department of USEN then to Accenture as a member of the SBA. He is now the founder of the Logical Thinking Training School Lojim Inc. While in charge of the overall management of the school, he plans logical thinking training curriculums and teaches topics such as “how to handle complex problems without any clear answers.”
Ryuichi “Richie” NomuraRepresentative
Takeshi graduated from Kyoto Sangyo University. He first worked for a Japanese-based security firm and eventually gained experience of managing an IT venture company. He has worked and is still currently working on countless amount of cases related to M&A and management consulting. After the earthquake disaster, he founded the Social Marketing CO., LTD which supports finances and consulting for the social sector.
Takeshi KinugawaProject Leader
Masayuki graduated from Hosei University. He first worked at KEYENCE Inc., and then joined Recruit Inc. as a human resource consultant. After, he became a board member of Kyouwa-bussan Inc. While in charge of the overall management of projects at ISSJ, he also manages his restaurant business and renovation company, KOSODATERENOVE.
Masayuki SorataProject Manager
Risa finished her Master’s Degree in Environment at Sophia University, in Japan. She has worked for international youth exchange programs such as SSEAYP (The Ship for Southeast Asia and Japanese Youth Program) and SWY (Ship for World Youth) as a program coordinator. She believes that creating opportunities to know people with different backgrounds is a great opportunity to promote cross-cultural and mutual understanding. She is also very proactive sharing her personal experiences as a Japanese Muslim Revert on her social media.
Risa MizunoProgram Coordinator
Yoshifumi graduated from Keio University majoring in Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics. He also works with students at NPO Showa Gakuen, Sky Sea Academy.
Yoshifumi KomasaCurriculum Coordinator
Taizo is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in investing and incubating IT related venture companies in Asia. He is the Founder & CEO of Mistletoe Inc., as well as board member and advisor to various IT companies around the globe.
He founded Gungho Online which was one of the most successful online gaming companies in Japan in 2002, which had its IPO in 2005.
With a vision to create Silicon Valley-like venture eco-system in East Asia by 2030, Taizo founded MOVIDA JAPAN in 2009. He then founded Mistletoe, Inc. in 2013 to commence comprehensive entrepreneurs support and startup ecosystem development activities. He strongly believes the world could be transformed into a better place by nurturing entrepreneurs who would lead the creation of the next generation.
【孫泰蔵（そん たいぞう） プロフィール】
1972年生まれ。佐賀県出身。東京大学在学中にYahoo! JAPANの立ち上げに参画。その後、インターネットのコンテンツ制作、サービス運営をサポートする会社を興す。2002年、ガンホー・オンライン・エンターテイメント株式会社を設立、デジタルエンターテインメントの世界で成功をおさめる。その後も、様々なベンチャーの創業や海外企業との大型JVなど、ある時は創業者、ある時は経営陣の一人として、一貫してべ ンチャービジネスに従事した後、2009年に「2030年までにアジア版シリコンバレーのベンチャー生態系をつくる」として、スタートアップのシードアクセラレーターMOVIDA JAPANを設立。2013年、単なる出資にとどまらない総合的なスタートアップ支援に加え、自らも事業創造を行うMistletoe株式会社を創業。２１世紀の課題を解決し、世の中に大きなインパクトを与えるようなイノベーションを起こす活動を国内外で本格的に開始、ベンチャーの活躍が、豊かな社会創造につながることを目指している。
|name||Inetnational School of Science Founding Project (ISSJ) / Katsuiku educational Foundation|
|address||106, 1-21-14 ebisu-nishi shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan|