東京都

APT WomenAcceleration Program in Tokyo for Women

Introduction of Lecturers

Director of Global Innovation, Fusion’z Holdings co., Itd.Steve Sakanashi

Steve Sakanashi is Director of Global Innovation at Fusion'z Holdings, a national pioneer at the intersection of Lawson convenience stores, technology, and on-demand staffing. He is responsible for leading the company's transformation from domestic to global, maximizing the latent potential of each group business. Prior to joining Fusion'z Holdings, Steve founded Sekai Creator, a startup incubator for Japanese and global university students in Japan. He has taught entrepreneurship and innovation at all stages of Japanese society, including posts as a public secondary school teacher, TEDx speaker, and consultant to companies and governments.

Originally from Los Angeles and Seattle, Steve has lived in Tokyo with his family since 2014 and is an active member of the U.S.-Japan Council, having served as former Vice-Chair of the ELP Steering Committee and current Vice-Chair of the USJC Japan Region.

Introduction of Lecturers