Speakers

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Saul Takahashi

Business and Human Rights: What Companies Have to Do

Saul J. Takahashi is Professor of Human Rights and Peace Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University. He has held positions in Amnesty International and in several UN organizations, and from 2014 to 2019 was the Japan Representative of the Business & Human Rights
Resource Centre. Saul holds an LLM in international human rights law from the University of Essex and is the author of several books, including Civil and Political Rights in Japan: a Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley (Routledge), Human Rights and Drug Control: the False
Dichotomy (Hart Publishing) and Human Rights, Human Security, and State Security: the Intersection (Praeger Publishing, ed.).

Richard Miller

The Ever-Changing Dynamics of International Relations

Richard Miller is a Canadian is a professor at Osaka Jogakuin University in Japan where he teaches several courses including Women’s Global Leadership. He has taught in East Africa, Asia and North America and the director of the Summit Seminar program. A regular contributor to several publications including the KIM Management Magazine.

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Dereck Vikiru

Introduction to Journalism

Derrick Vikiru is a communications expert, a seasoned editor, a digital native, content creator and writer. He has extensive knowledge of media relations and public relations, editing, writing and field reporting having worked with top international companies, government organizations and academic institutions in Kenya. He also has interest in brand management, digital communication, relationship cultivation and outreach, strategic communication and client relationship management. He works with organizations and professionals on improving their media buying, social media monitoring, media placement, media campaigns and publishing activities.

Michael C. Boyce

Transformative Education and Support of Global Youth Through Micro-Activism and Social Learning Spaces

Michael is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, where he is actively involved in international service-learning program development and research. His current research is focused on peer-to-peer SRHR in social learning spaces. With a passion for global activism and education, his expertise and MA are in negotiation, conflict resolution, and peace building. Moving from Canada to Japan in 1996, Michael lives and works on the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture. He is a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership education at Northeastern University.
theories, service-learning, internationalization, and the conditions of adjunct faculty in higher education institutions.

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Richard Yuta Miller

Micro development through at Grapesyard 


In this presentation, the presenter will share his narrative of assisting an NGO in Kenya. The presentation will touch on the development of the NGO, it’s sustainability and how contributions from Japan have enhanced that future.

Richard Yuta Miller is a student in Japan who has a variety of different interests. As a hockey sports writer he has published numerous articles on ice hockey in North America and even one on Kenya. He is also an avid hockey player who was on the Hyogo Prefectural hockey team for the Japan national series.