About YOU-I



Building communities through the energy of our global human network.

Not the world’s No.1 NPO, but the only NPO that connects the world.


NPO YOU-I was founded with the objective of contributing to the internationalisation and cultural/economic development of local communities within Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. We aim to create opportunities for foreign residents, including international students, to gain experience in Japanese society and to actively participate within the community. We plan and participate in various international exchange events which are focussed on learning about and enjoying different cultures, regardless of race, nationality, language, religion, etc.

Action Plan

  • Social enterprise initiatives
    Self-administration through business activities
  • Promotion of cooperation with local governments
    We implement initiatives that can only be achieved through coordination between local governments and NPOs
  • Civic activities with no individual expense burden
    We treasure the active participation of foreign residents and the younger generation
  • Business revenue is used in NPO activities

Board of Directors

ChairmanKazuo YamadaJapanese
Vice-ChairmanTadahiro YoshidaJapanese
DirectorVadim BushmakinRussian
DirectorKayo MochidateJapanese
DirectorMami MukaideJapanese
DirectorYui GodaThai
DirectorSonpil KimKorean
DirectorChris JamesonAustralian

Examples of our Initiatives etc.