Vision & Mission

Social Bridge between Japan and Global Village


We believe an interconnected world will identify unsolved issues in the fields of health, environment, education, and welfare, empower each of us to eradicate social problems and build a society where we live together with hope.


We will seek to fill the gap of social entrepreneurship and innovation for social change between Japan and other countries, by catalyzing and sustaining creative, collective and cooperative development.


Announces Closing of Our Services

7 July 2016 | Tokyo, Japan

Dear Friends of Akira Foundation, We would like to inform that Akira Foundation dissolved on February 2, 2016 (approved by Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau on July 7, 2016).

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of the foundation, I would like to thank you for your past business. It was truly a pleasure working with each one of you as a co-creator. Most of all, we are truly grateful for your continued support and kindness throughout these past seven years. Thank you very much again. We wish you the very best on all that lies ahead.


Hirofumi Yokoi
President & CEO

Akira Foundation’s Investee, SEELS, Featured in The Japan Times
Tasmia Persoob
“Just as the word ‘Akira’ means 'bright' in Japanese, the Akira Foundation aims to bring brightness to peoples’ lives. Especially I would want to mention the ‘Social Innovation Scholarship’ for the foreign students in Japan.”
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