U.S. Embassy Recognizes Entrepreneurs at 5th Annual Awards Event

award recipientsU.S. Embassy Economic Minister Counselor Jessica Webster, along with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, presented the U.S. Business Award to BizReach founder Soichiro Minami at the fifth annual Entrepreneur Awards Japan.

BizReach operates an online career networking service that allows professionals to share and connect with talent-seeking companies. It won as the company whose business model “best represents the risk-embracing spirit of Silicon Valley.”

Throughout the coming year, Minami will be included in Embassy networking events and targeted economic-related activities, as well as receiving professional mentoring from an ACCJ member entrepreneur.

The fifth annual Entrepreneur Awards Japan ceremony was held on April 27, hosted by the Swedish Embassy at Ambassador Magnus Robach’s residence. Six different awards were presented to promising Japanese and international entrepreneurs. The event also recognized key support programs and mentors, and it provided welcome recognition of the accomplishments of entrepreneurs in Japan.

Winners ranged from a company using proprietary IT for supply chain management, to a clothing designer producing professional womens wear, a mapping and walking tour app, and a cutting-edge social media brand recognition technology.