Japanese Social Entrepreneur Among “Global Messengers of Japan”

Noriko Hino, NY de Volunteer, Japanese culture, NYC, volunteer, social entrepreneur

Noriko Hino (photo: ©Masao Katagami)

The latest issue of Chopsticks NY features an interview with Noriko Hino, founder and Executive Director of NY de Volunteer, a non-profit organization dedicated to harnessing the volunteer power of Japanese and Americans in New York. Hino was awarded a letter of appreciation from the Japanese government for her positive contributions to the community.

The Japan Cabinet Secretariat’s National Policy Unit selected Japanese people who are active around the world to honor in its Global Messengers of “Japan” Project. Hino was one of more than 60 recipients who are making a difference in the international community and who are spreading a positive image of Japan throughout the world. Click here to see the entire list.

Hino is also part of a video produced by Columbia University Business School Executive Education in which she discusses her participation in Programs in Social Enterprise.

Congratulations, Noriko!

To read the Chopsticks NY article, click here. JapanCulture•NYC also had the pleasure of interviewing Hino last year; click here to read the story of how Hino established NY de Volunteer.

Upcoming NY de Volunteer Activities

October 11 & 12
Global Leadership Study Tour: Volunteering at a day care

October 20
Global Leadership Study Tour: Volunteering at a nursing home

October 26
Happy Hour FUNdRaiser

November 7
Global Leadership Study Tour:
US-Japan cross-cultural event
100 Japanese Students will visit local children

November or December
Japanese Spa Day for residents at a nursing home

For more details, visit nydevolunteer.org