Like-minded (Doshi) Community


  • The Like minded Community has a broader scope (B2B, B2C, C2C, public/private/academic) and a more complementary role than the co rporate community of I nvestment F unds and Dojo Academy, which is essential for the ZENMONDO ECOSYSTEM.
  • Its purpose is to form a community of companies and individuals interested in business in the Middle East, Africa and Japan, and to provide them with non biased information about each country, facilitate the exchange of information among members, and help members gain awar eness, learn from each other, inspire each other and foster strong, lasting cooperation.
  • The Community is a unique place for open innovation, where members can not only gather information and make connections in th e M iddle East, Africa and Japan, but also share practical knowledge and create value together across industries and countries.


Examples of recent activities

WBS Virtual Business Tour 2020 (Egypt) by ZENMONDO

✔ Dates:November, 2020
✔ Participants:
■【Public】Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan, Embassy of Japan in Egypt, Grand Egyptian Museum, JETRO-Cairo
【Private】Ceramica Cleopatra Group, Saraya Co., Ltd., Saraya Middle East for Industrial investment J.S.C, Rise Up, Modern Machinery, Japanese Business Association in Egypt, Mitsui-Cairo, Itochu-Cairo, MUFG-Cairo, Nissan Motor Egypt (NMEG), JT, JTI Egypt
■【Academic】Waseda Business School


「Challenges with African Administrators – Contributing to the SDGs through Smart Cities in Africa-」

✔ Dates:August-November, 2020
✔ Participants:
■【Public】Administrative officers of Uganda, Botswana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ghana
■【Private】Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
■【Academic】National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


「TICAD Ministerial Meeting – Japan Africa Business Fair 2018 – Investment Consultation Desk」

✔ Date of Event: October, 2018
✔ Participation/ Cooperation:
■【Public】Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
■【Private】Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office, Nishimura & Asahi, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)