Osaka Hub

Osaka Hub has started "Permanent Festival," promoting two main projects for a positive change, aiming to solve global-scale issues which lie in our towns and cities. 

1) Future Diversity

Osaka has a strong passion to articulate "Future Diversity." Kansai region is still suffering from serious gender and other issues, which treat minorities unfairly in Japanese society. Especially girls and women, even our shapers, have experienced a hardship in home, school and workplace - at every stage of life. Therefore, we collaborate with young leaders to open a dialogue. One of our events successfully clarified a "previlege" that we cannot see but actually have, that helped us realize a potential minority and make a picture of the diversity we would cherish. 

2) Shape New World

Osaka helds the Expo 2025 Osaka-Kansai, where Global Shapers are welcomed to present their voices and initiatives in 8-day theme week, with a strong message towards our future and post SDGs. In order to prepare for the very timing, "Shape New World Project(SNW)" conducts a unique research with shapers and experts in a wide range of studies. Establishing a special partnership with stakeholders, Osaka has been planning and working for an educatioin programme and symposium to shape new world, disussing the ongoing and foreseening issues we would face. 

Osaka expects to welcome shapers from other hubs to this Kansai region to find, discuss and appreciate attractive contents here with our locals. Join our Festival, and find what is not on your smartphone!  


Yumi Kobayashi

18 members

Shiho Azuma

Joined 24 Aug 2023

Shota Hani

Joined 24 Aug 2023

Yoshinori Kamizono

Joined 16 Oct 2020

Soki Kawaguchi

Joined 18 Sep 2023


Yumi Kobayashi

Joined 26 Sep 2020

Shiori Komatsu

Joined 22 Nov 2020


Sora Matsumoto

Joined 15 Aug 2020

Ayaka Minami

Joined 17 Jun 2023

Kaito Mori

Joined 28 Dec 2020

Nanami Murata

Joined 26 Aug 2022

Kazuki Obata

Joined 14 Oct 2016

Impact Officer

Hiroshi Sakuma

Joined 27 Nov 2018

Mutsumi Shiigi

Joined 2 Apr 2019

Yuto Shiota

Joined 5 Jun 2020

Masayuki Teramoto

Joined 7 Dec 2015

Keisuke Wakabayashi

Joined 12 Sep 2022

Taichi Yaguchi

Joined 24 Aug 2023

Rino Yoshida

Joined 28 Aug 2023

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