Together we can take action-- starting today

The three of us, who are all serious about the global environment, have been appointed to Team TIME TO ACT
in order to help spread the word about decarbonization initiatives.
We‘re excited to learn about and publicize the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s decarbonization initiatives.


  • Mei Ichinose

    <Paralympian Swimmer>

    Mei Ichinose was born without a right forearm in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture in 1997. She has spent many years living abroad in England and Australia with her English father and Japanese mother. She set many Japanese records in swimming, a sport she started from a very young age, and competed in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympics. Now retired, she shares her activities and lifestyle on various SNS, including her YouTube channel, in order to help eliminate the social construct of disability. She is also a popular lecturer on discrimination and ethics.

    Saving energy and renewable energy


  • Kensuke OZAWA

    <Editor-in-chief SDGs CONNECT, DIP corporation>

    Ozawa-san, who joined DIP Corporation in April 2018, is the editor-in-chief of “SDGs CONNECT”, media that connects society with SDGs, and “AINOW”, Japan’s first AI-specialized media. In addition to covering numerous corporate events and keeping his readers informed about news and examples of SDGs initiatives from the consumer perspective, he is also an active photographer.



  • Yoshiharu Hoshino

    <CEO of Hoshino Resorts>

    Hoshino-san was born in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture in 1960. After graduating from Keio University’s Faculty of Economics, he earned a master's degree in hotel management at Cornell University in the United States. He was appointed CEO of Hoshino Onsen Ryokan (now Hoshino Resorts Inc.) in 1991, which he still holds today.
    In the Japanese hospitality industry which traditionally integrates ownership and operation, Hoshino Resorts has rapidly adopted a strategy of operation specialization and shifted to a business model that provides management services. As of October 2022, the company operates 60 hotel and resort facilities in Japan and overseas under five distinctive brands: HOSHINOYA, KAI, RISONARE, OMO, and BEB. The on-the-go CEO leads the company from locations in Japan and overseas via remote work and aims to ski at least 70 days a year.

    Resource Recycling