Aska Hamakawa selected among Newsweek’s 100 Japanese the World Respects

Alongside Japanese superstars Naomi Osaka and Shohei Ohtani, our Executive Director, Aska Hamakawa, was featured in an August 2021 edition of Newsweek Japan commending Earth Company’s support to changemakers and Mana Earthly Paradise’s innovative model.  Aska nor the team was informed of the publication, so you can imagine the shock when a friend found her in print!

In response to the delightful news, Aska commented: “To be honest, I’m not comfortable with just my name being highlighted because this has thoroughly been a team effort both for Earth Company and Mana. This recognition is completely the result of the hard work and dedication by our team members. In addition, if it weren’t for all our supporters and believers, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.  So, I’m receiving this on behalf of the entire Earth Company family” 

Thank you to all our supporters and partners for being part of our amazing journey and celebrating this milestone with us!