Seiko Adachi was born in Japan and graduated from University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. with B.A. in Sociology and Gerontology. As Executive Head of Social Welfare Corporation Shinko Fukushikai, she currently operates 40 elderly care, 11 childcare, and 3 disabled aid businesses. In 2012, Seiko successfully organized an original musical performance about an elderly care site in front of an audience of 2,200 people, with 202 non-professional performers. One year later, she hosted the 1st Global Welfare Summit in Yokohama Japan, during which she invited welfare specialists from 9 different countries and 733 participants from medical, welfare, and other fields including academia. In 2014, she received the Schwab Social Entrepreneurs Award for her entrepreneurship excellence as well as the Funai Soken Great Company Award Grand Prize. In April 2017, Seiko co-hosted the 2nd Global Welfare Summit at the Gold Coast in Australia together with Charlton Brown.
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Social Welfare Corporation Shinko Fukushikai
Shinko Fukushikai was founded as a social welfare corporation – a special legal form regulated and supported financially by the government to extend welfare services. It is a non-profit organization headquartered in Yokohama providing childcare, elderly care, disability aid, and community services at facilities and service centres throughout Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. Its philosophy is to offer many good things to the elderly, to future generations, and to local communities.
It supports the first stage and the last stage of customers' lives by offering them elderly care and childcare services. Its goal is to become a professional group that delivers happiness to its customers. Shinko Fukushikai operates 40 elderly care, 11 childcare and 3 disability aid businesses and has more than 1,100 staff members. The operations are financially sustainable, with 35% of its revenues coming from its clients and the remainder from government subsidies.