What is G1?

G1 is a forum for the leaders of the
next generation to gather, discuss, and paint a vision for the
rebirth of Japan in a turbulent world.

The name is derived from our aspirations that the globe will become as one,
that we can become No. 1 if we have a global mindset, and that our generation will unite as one.

We believe that Japan and the world need leadership that is backed by wisdom,
well-rounded knowledge, ambition, and a network of close associates.

The purpose of the G1 is to gather leaders and create such a network. At the Summit,
people from the same generation who are active at the forefront of politics, economy,
business, science. technology, and culture gather to discuss contemporary issues, acquire
knowledge in a variety of fields, make good friends, and help each other grow as leaders.

 The G1 Platform 

The G1 Summit has been held every year since 2009. It is becoming a platform whereby people, beyond differences in sectors and industries, share ideas and take actions for breakthroughs. A number of spin-off annual events have been launched under the umbrella of the G1, including: “G1 Global,” a forum for global leaders, in 2011, “G1 Executive” for business leaders at the core of the Japanese economy in 2012, “G1 U-40” for Japan’s next-generation leaders in 2013, as well as “G1 Venture” for leaders involved in venture business, the “G1 College,” a G1 Summit-equivalent forum for university students, and “G1 Region” a meeting for regional leaders and G1 Summit members, in 2014.

 Vision 

The G1 is a forum for the leaders of the next generation to gather, discuss, and paint a vision for the rebirth of Japan in a turbulent world.

The name is derived from our aspirations that the globe will become as one, that we can become No. 1 if we have a Global mindset, and that our generation will unite as one.

We believe that Japan and the world need leadership that is backed by wisdom, well-rounded knowledge, ambition, and a network of close associates.

The purpose of the G1 is to gather leaders and create such a network. At the Summit, people from the same generation who are active at the forefront of politics, economy, business, science, technology, and culture gather to discuss contemporary issues, acquire knowledge in a variety of fields, make good friends, and help each other grow as leaders.

In the future we hope that some of our participants will be prime ministers, Nobel laureates, leading executives, and outstanding contributors in the academic and cultural fields.

What visions and perspectives will they have when they create Japan’s future? The G1 will help realize a better society by providing perspective, wisdom, and a foundation for the network of the next generation of leaders.

 Concept 

The G1 Summit offers tomorrow's leaders opportunities to:

  • Broaden their perspective and consider the future of Japan and the world.
  • Discuss a wide range of issues, including politics, the economy, culture, technology, and the environment.
  • Mutually exchange views, rather than a unilateral flow of information.
  • Develop a community of associates from the same generation.

 Three Principles 

  • Make proposals rather than mere criticism
  • Take actions, do not just form ideas
  • Foster awareness as leaders