Mr. Yoshito Hori sat down with JAPAN and the WORLD magazine and discussed his plans to return Japan to greatness.
Japan is going through a revolution. This is the sentiment felt by renowned venture capitalist and GLOBIS University President, Yoshito Hori. At the Age of 30, while working at Sumitomo Corporation, Hori pursued further education at Harvard University. It was at this time he was struck with inspiration to start GLOBIS. Since its creation, GLOBIS has become one of the most prestigious and well recognized private institutions for educating businesspersons, culminating with Japanese-language MBA programs throughout Japan and an English-language MBA program in Tokyo.
Yoshito Hori’s ambition extends beyond GLOBIS University and he has developed initiatives to help create a better future for Japan.
Yoshito Hori’s ambition extends beyond GLOBIS University and he has developed initiatives to help create a better future for Japan. These initiatives include the “100 Actions” initiative and the G1 Summit. Hori developed the “100 Actions” as a plan to “fix” Japan as the country has faced a sort of economic slump. “In business, it’s often said that the best way to fix a messed-up company is to devise and execute a simple 10-point action plan. I think the same approach can work for a country. Someone needs to come up with a vision or action plan for the politicians here to implement.” said, Mr. Hori. Examples of these actions are: Action 43- Enhance workplace diversity to promote growth, Action 39- Address the declining birthrate, Action 80- Strategically accept immigrants to invigorate Japan, Action 64- Contribute to the world through the water business, and Action 46- Expand Japanese Agriculture, forestry, and fishery on a global scale. If the 100-point plan is followed, Japan could reclaim its position as a definitive world leader.
Inspiration for GLOBIS (Corporation)
Creation of GLOBIS Corporation.
Establishment of GLOBIS University Japanese language MBA Program.
Establishment of GLOBIS University English language MBA Program.
Mr. Hori believes that the change that is taking place in Japan is a slow process, as democratic change takes time, as opposed to change through violence.
Mr. Hori believes that the change that is taking place in Japan is a slow process, as democratic change takes time, as opposed to change through violence. With that said, he is confident that by developing strong, motivated leaders and giving them direction, Japan will be brought into a new era of success and growth.