"Ridilover", our company name, comes from the abbreviation of "Ridiculous things lover".
It is pretty daunting and kind of embarrassing to talk seriously about social issues with your friends or family. If people just think social issues are an uneasy and tiresome matter, it's almost impossible to improve the situation even by making a huge movement, because for most of the people, it's way much easier just to ignore and leave it unsolved.
We have a vision. A society where everyone is more interested in social issues. Where everybody feels free to approach the issue, and take an action in an easier way than ever. Where people can think of others suffering as their own.
To fulfill this vision, we consider that the best way of telling people about this serious topic is a more ridiculous, interesting, and cooler way. No matter how hard it is to solve social issues, we don't consider it as a big deal. We want to show you some new values that are also an exciting, fun and relaxing way to get involved with them. By leading people with Ridilover's values, we hope more people will get involved with issues around our world.
There are three obstacles we must handle when considering social issues
Obstacle one. Most people aren't even interested in social issues.
Obstacle two. Some people say they are not aware of social issues.
Obstacle three. Even if people knows about the issue, they will not take action to solve it.
To get over this obstacles, we created our own media and study tours. We will keep on improving our product in the future. Ridilover believes that we all have enough strength to improve our society.
For example, work-life balance, women's working style, nursing elderly people, etc. Even national security, the election system or food safety can be the hot topics too.
We do not limit the theme which you really want to work on with. Ridilover will support your tour planning and publishing with our media at all cost, because we hope Ridilover will be part of the solution of social issues.
Born in Kyoto in 1987, he attended the University of Tokyo in 2006 and established Ridilover as an student organization in 2009, which later was incorporated in 2012. He won many start-up contests as the KDDI∞ lab, earning the highest award. Currently he has a lecture themed "Social Entrepreneurship" at the University of Tokyo for first and second year college students. He also graduated at the same university with a PhD (specialty area is complex systems) and is engaged in research activities.