Saga prefectural civil servant
Yusuke Engeorge, a lover of history and Saga, has served the Saga prefecture as a local government official since 2001. He is know as "the most innovative civil servant in Japan". He believes in having a "hands-on approach" to every task, even in fields that are unfamiliar to him. With his determination, he led the medical emergency revolution in Saga prefecture by successfully introducing ICT systems to its doctors and ambulances. He received the National Governor's Association Advanced Policy and the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication awards for his contributions. Engeorge's project, "Information Network that Saves Lives" is in Japanses elementary school textbooks and was featured on the TBS Television program, "Yume no tobira+". Due to is innovative sprit and trailblazing approach to civil service, he is often teased, "Did you go too far?", "Are you going to be fired?". Although he faces many internal obstacles as a government official, he enthusiastically approaches new challenges. Engeorge has published a book titled "県庁そろそろクビですか？”, meaning "Will i get fired from the prefectural capital soon?. He is currently venturing into the realm of space technology through his "Drones Aids in Disaster Response" and "Digital Saga Ninja" projects, and he eagerly anticipate new opportunities to serve his community.