What is Davos Experience in Tokyo


We began Davos Experience in Tokyo on February 1, 2013, in order to provide opportunities for people to discuss global agenda in English. It is because we felt that we need many more people of any age who can express their views on the issues we face today at international conferences, in order to develop solutions.

Since April, we decided to make it into the Davos Experience in Tokyo series and continue as a part of SPACE project at Keio Media Design (KMD) with the support of Wilson Learning Worldwide. SPACE project is one of the Real Projects at KMD and was initiated by Yoko Ishikura and her students in 2012.

Every month, we plan to hold discussion/debate in real space at Wilson Learning, followed by an informal networking get-together. We will continue to live stream the events so that people can also participate in discussion in the virtual space.

Facilitator: Yoko ISHIKURA


Yoko Ishikura,
Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University

Professor Yoko Ishikura currently serves as an independent consultant in the area of global strategy and global talent. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education and Skills. Professor Ishikura was a manager at McKinsey & Company Inc., a professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), a professor at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University (Japan) and a professor at the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University (Japan)

She has also served as a non-executive director for Japanese, US and UK companies, as well as vice president of the Science Council of Japan. Professor Ishikura received a Bachelor of Arts from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (USA) and a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (USA).

She also gave various workshops for international clients and recently for young global leaders including Global Agenda Seminar Series, Davos Experience in Tokyo and Leadership seminars.

Twitter: @yokoishikura

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Idea behind the logo


The logo shows two speaking bubbles. These two speaking bubbles stand for the dialogue, the discussion, the conversations that take place at our events. The general feel of our brand is casual and friendly. We want to make everyone feel welcome to be an active part of Davos Experience in Tokyo.