About Gift Japan:
Gift Japan’s mission is to connect people and create local employment.
We believe creating employment and cultural and economic revitalization through services utilizing local resources and traditions are crucial in revitalizing regional areas and communities.
We strive to contribute to helping local communities thrive through individuals’ “gifts,” the ability and skills they have to offer to the world.
About Junichi Saito:
Chief Director of GIFT JAPAN
Holder of an MBA in Entrepreneurship from SBI Graduate School
After spending a few years at an IT startup in Silicon Valley, USA, as a Director of Product Development, Sakamoto came back to Japan to found his own IT company specializing in web design and development and has achieved significant results in web promotion for businesses and local and national government offices.
Sakamoto has done a great amount of research on successful cases of local revitalization across the world and relocated to Miyazaki to promote local revitalization from the perspective of a local community insider. He has been devoting himself to branding and promotion of local cultures and industries to create more jobs in the area.
His international marketing outreach program for small businesses has been selected in the Social Venture Start-up Market subsided by the government’s local development and job creation program.
Completed the Local Business Management and Leadership program at The Matsushita Institute of Government and Management, ISL Associate Program, Nihon Genki Juku by Roppongi Academy, and Gakudojuku by the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation.