The G1 Summit started in Aizu-Bandai in February 2009 as a platform where leaders in various fields can meet, learn, discuss and take action under the concept of “making a better Japan." We have now grown to host seven annual conferences including the G1 Global Conference, G1 Executive, G1 U-40, G1 Venture, G1 Region, and G1 College.
The three principles of the G1 Summit are as follows:
(1) Make proposals rather than mere criticism
(2) Take actions, do not just form ideas
(3) Foster awareness as leaders
Numerous initiatives have been spawned from the discussions at G1, including KIBOW and 100 Actions, and are changing Japan in various fronts. Also, leaders representing separate key areas—Politics, Governors & Mayors Network, Bureaucrats, Media, Social Entrepreneurs & NPOs, and Sports— meet regularly. The plans under the 100 Actions project launched by G1 have gradually been put into action to bring about change in society. We continue to work to make a better Japan.