Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
As an expert in International Business and Cross-Cultural Management, Dr. OTA has published a number of books, papers, articles, and cases primarily focusing on Global Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management. His current research focuses on how Japanese service business companies can sustain their competitive advantages in this complex globalization. He also analyses how Japanese managers could be developed into real global leaders from the lens of cross-cultural management.
Research Associate (Ph.D. Candidate), Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
Her research focuses on global mindset development. She is a research associate at Waseda University (Ph.D. candidate at Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce) as well as a lecturer at Takushoku University. She worked at Mizuho Bank. She holds MBA, Waseda University, BA (Econ), Osaka University. While pursuing for MBA at Waseda Business School, she also studied at UC Riverside and University of Hawaii.
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University
Her expertise is International Business and Cross-Cultural Management. Working experiences in multinational companies (Marubeni, Michelin and Saint-Gobain). She graduated from Sophia University with a major in French and received a Master's degree of Science in Management from ESSEC.
Director, Emerging Economies Business Development Support Division,
Business Development Support Department,
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mr. Tanaka is in charge of supporting Japanese enterprises which aim to expand overseas businesses in emerging countries. He is also in charge of supporting global human resource development for Japanese companies. He has experience having worked at JETRO overseas offices (San Francisco, Manila, and Bangkok) for 12 years in total. Mr. Tanaka has published numerous books and articles on Asian economy and U.S. company’s East Asian strategies.
Chief and Intercultural Coordinator of the Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange (HICE)
After working at the Toyota International Association and experiencing life in Vienna, Austria, she joined the foundation in 2006. Since completing a multicultural society coordinator training course at the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2008, she has been involved in the center’s multicultural society coordinator research. Experiences the complexities associated with foreign cultures every day through neighborhood self-governing association activities and foreigner consultations.