Increasing Food Security in Japan Through Social Innovation

Event sponsored by Deutsche Bank Group and Shangri-La Hotel (doors open at 1900)

  • Are there really nearly 20 million people in Japan living below the poverty line?
  • Does Japan really destroy 3-5 million tons of perfectly safe food each year?
  • Is there really only one place in Tokyo where needy households can access emergency food?
  • We believe in a society where anyone in need has access to safe, nutritious food.
  • Join us and other community leaders as we share our vision of using social innovation to develop a food safety-net for those in need.

Drinks, canapés, and light food will be served.


  • Bloomberg will present the results of their 4-month study on poverty in Japan
  • Charles McJilton, Executive Director of Second Harvest Japan,will introduce a socially innovative program in Switzerland that uses a retail model to reach those in need. He will outline plans on how Second Harvest Japan plans to bring this idea to Japan.
  • Two regional food banks will give brief pitches on their socially innovative projects
  • Question / Answer

  • Title was changed to "Increasing Food Security in Japan Through Social Innovation". Orig#51513 2014-09-20 01:27:38
Wed Oct 15, 2014
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM JST
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Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo
Per person SOLD OUT ¥3,000
Venue Address
Tokyo, Chiyoda, Marunouchi 1−8−3 Marunouchi Trust Tower Japan
Next to Tokyo Station
Second Harvest Japan