The Harvard Business School Club of Japan Business Award Ceremony for 2016

The Harvard Business School Club of Japan introduced the Business Statesman of the Year Award in 1994 and the first Business Stateswoman of the Year Award in 1996. These awards are designed to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in business throughout their careers as well as personal integrity and contribution to the community. This year we are pleased to announce following recipients for the award:
- Dr. Sachiko Kuno: the President and CEO of S&R Foundation
- Mr. Muneaki Masuda: Representative Director and CEO of Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.

Dr. Kuno is the President and CEO of S&R Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization she co-founded in Washington, D.C. in 2000. S&R Foundation supports the emerging creatives striving for a better world. Halcyon Incubator is its flagship and acclaimed program. She recently co-founded female-led investment fund, WE Capital, together with many successful business women in Washington, D.C. area for the purpose of nurturing the women to become both investors and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Kuno was co-founder and the founding CEO/top executive of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) until she stepped down in 2012. She currently serves as the Board of Director on numerous organizations including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, and as the Advisory Board on THIS for Diplomats at Meridian International Center. Dr. Kuno is a graduate of Kyoto University and received PhD from Kyoto University for her studies of bioengineering chemistry.

Mr. Masuda, born in Osaka in 1951, is the Representative Director and CEO of Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd., which operates TSUTAYA and T CARD. He established TSUTAYA BOOKS in 1983, and founded Culture Convenience Club in 1985. In December 2011, Masuda opened DAIKANYAMA T-SITE, a cultural multi-use facility geared toward so-called “premier age” people (aged 50 and older) to offer them new lifestyle options. This was followed by the launch of operations of the Takeo City Library in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture in 2013, the opening of TSUTAYA ELECTRICS in Futakotamagawa in May 2015, and in May of this year, the opening of HIRAKATA T-SITE in the city where TSUTAYA was founded.
Mr. Masuda’s leadership has enabled Culture Convenience Club to become a company that creates and plans “cultural infrastructure” such as TSUTAYA BOOKS, T CARD and T-SITE.

Please join us in recognizing their marvelous achievements!

Wed Feb 1, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM JST
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HBS Club of Japan Members SOLD OUT ¥5,000
Non-members SOLD OUT ¥6,000
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東京都千代田区紀尾井町4-1 Japan
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