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【Notice】SORA Technology Joined Delegation to Meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, Requesting Expansion of Japan’s ODA in Global Health

Nagoya, Japan – SORA Technology Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture; Founder & CEO: Yosuke Kaneko, hereinafter referred to as SORA Technology), a company addressing global health and climate change issues through AI and aerospace technology, participated in a delegation of business leaders advocating for global health. The delegation, known as “Business Leaders Supporting Global Health,” met with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa to request an expansion of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the global health sector. This initiative aims to enhance Japan’s international presence through increased ODA expenditures.

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa(Center)

Delegation Presents Five Key Action Points

  1. 1)Expand Japan’s total ODA expenditures in the global health sector.
  2. 2)Clearly position support for global health as a strategic area of diplomatic policy and actively incorporate offer-type cooperation in the global health sector in future policies for cooperation with Global South countries.
  3. 3)Strategically increase contributions to international organizations in the global health sector, considering the opinions of Japanese companies. Particularly, pledge funds to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which will hold a replenishment meeting later this year and into next year. Additionally, strengthen Japan’s influence within international organizations.
  4. 4)Establish and enhance mechanisms to support the procurement of Japanese products and services by international organizations in the global health sector.
  5. 5)Reflect the discussions and outcomes of the expert panel on new financing for development in the policies for cooperation with Global South countries and the “Comprehensive Strategy 2024.”

Details on SORA Technology’s Global Health Initiatives

SORA Technology contributes to global health by implementing malaria control measures using drones and AI. In countries severely affected by malaria, particularly in West Africa, SORA Technology works to suppress the emergence of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, improving the health and living standards of local communities. For more information about SORA Technology’s malaria control solutions, please watch the video below.

Video: Malaria Control Solutions

About “Business Leaders Supporting Global Health”

Led by Ken Shibusawa, this voluntary group comprises Japanese companies and business leaders contributing to global health (public health and infectious disease control). The group includes leaders from a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, finance, trading, digital, and supply chains, involving both large corporations and SMEs/startups.


  • Ken Shibusawa, CEO, Shibusawa & Company, Inc.
  • Tsune Iezumi, Chairman & Group CEO, Sysmex Corporation
  • Nobuhiro Endo, Senior Advisor, NEC Corporation
  • Atsushi Karube, Senior Executive Advisor, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
  • Teiichi Goto, President & CEO, Fujifilm Corporation
  • Yusuke Saraya, President, Saraya Co., Ltd.
  • Keiko Tashiro, Director and Executive Vice President, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
  • Isao Teshirogi, Chairman, President & CEO, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
  • Haruo Naito, CEO, Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • Takeshi Niinami, President & CEO, Suntory Holdings Limited
  • Katsuaki Watanabe, Chairman, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Yosuke Kaneko, Founder & CEO, SORA Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Mari Sakao, Founder & CEO, miup Inc.
  • Mihoko Kashiwakura, Japan Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Website: Business Leaders Supporting Global Health

About SORA Technology

With a mission to “Transform Lives from the Sky,” SORA Technology addresses mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and yellow fever, which are significantly impacted by climate change. Leveraging data and technologies developed through projects in Global South countries, SORA Technology aims to bring reverse innovation to developed countries, striving to create a sustainable society resilient to disasters and epidemics through the use of aerospace technologies.

Contact Information:

SORA Technology Co., Ltd. Public Relations: Sato
E-mail: ichiho.sato@sora-tech.com

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