Masaaki Yoshikawa

Masaaki Yoshikawa

Adviser to Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Mentor

Former Director General for Innovation in the Osaka City Government
Founder and CEO, Human Hub Japan Corp.

He was in charge for Osaka City Government’s networking platform for innovation with the city’s innovation policy and administration. Before
serving the City, he worked in the private sector, where he developed his portfolio collaborating with many oversea IT startups and launching and
managing new businesses.

From those experiences he developed a belief “in an era of turbulent changes, individuals become the working members not for companies, but for the industries or localities” . He would continue to live by the belief to put forward “a campaign to make the whole city into one workplace = Hack Osaka movement” in his later years in the City of Osaka’s innovation policy for creating a co-creation ecosystem unbounded by titles, organizations, and borders.

He was also elected as one of Forbes (Japan) 88 local innovators (2017).
He is a registered business consultant with METI.

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