Social entrepreneur elected to Forbes's top 30 of the world

Ohki Junto san with the certificate of merit of a grand-prix.

January 18, 2013

Ohki Junto san (25), who is hearing and president of the ShuR Group located in Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, was elected to "Forbes 30 under 30," which the American economic magazine "Forbes" elects 30 tops of the world aged 30 and below. He was the only Japanese elected. (English version:

Elected in the "Social Entrepreneur" section, Ohki san says that he did not know being nominated. "Although I was surprised at an unexpected news, I am glad that my social activities are evaluated globally. As I believe they chose me with expectation of 'those who change society,' I will do my best."

The students in Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus took the lead, forming the ShuR in November, 2008. The group is working as a volunteer organization as well as a sign language circle. They are developing the enterprise such as remote sign-language interpreting, a sign language dictionary, etc.

ShuR official site (English):

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