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About Us

NPO Japan Soap Box Derby 
The Japan International Soap Box Derby (aka NSBD)
  • Established in October 2003
  • Chairman Ano Yasuo
  • Vice Chairman Yamamoto one
  • Physical events Yamada Isao
  • Cheerleader Masanori Sekiya
  • Race adviser Naoki Yokomizo
  • Secretary General Noriko Yamamoto (Soap box Derby Japan Grand Prix tournament officer / international competitions Japan region Derby director)
  • Deputy Secretary-General Sato AkiraTakeshi (Soap box Derby Japan Grand Prix tournament Secretary General)
  • Race chairman Sato Hiromichi
  • Audit events Nakano Rieko
  • location
    • Japan headquarters: 346-3 Minoge, Hadano, 257-0021 Kanagawa-ken, Japan
  • Japan's only relevant organizations to manage to join participation rights of the "All-American Soap Box Derby international convention", the race rights, etc. in Japan
  • Lawyers: Hibiki law office
  •         US law office (Washington DC): T
  • he Kaizen Strategy Group, LLC


Mission Statement

The Soap Box Derby® is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Core Vaules and Drivers

• Youth Education and Leadership Development
• Family Engagement and Enrichment
• Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Mentoring
• Volunteerism
• Commitment to Community

The Derby is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing and has exclusive licensing partnerships with more than 100 racing districts throughout world. These racing districts conduct sanctioned Soap Box Derby races throughout the year and qualify champs for the annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio. 

The Derby's Education Program is a fast-growing component of the organization and includes a STEM-Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition and a Mini Soap Box Derby program. 

The Derby also operates the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio where events are held throughout the racing season.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Derby, and the day-to-day activities are handled by the Headquarters staff in Akron.