Faculty Profiles


Shinichi Hirose

Ph.D. in Management, Keio University, 2012
Courses: Organizational Behavior, Service Management, Human Resource and Global Talent Management

Takeo Kikkawa

Ph.D in Economics, University of Tokyo, 1996
Courses: Business Leaders in Japan, History of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hyunkoo Lee

Dean and Professor
Ph.D. in Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
Courses: Financial Accounting, Financial Statement and Business Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance

Wenkai Li

Ph.D. in Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004
Courses: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Managing Products Development, Applied Statistics

Tsutomu Yokose

MBA, Keio University, 1994
Courses: Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership Bootcamp, Negotiation Strategy, Leadership, Japanese Employment Practices and Human Capital Accumulation

Yingying Zhang Zhang

Ph.D. in Management Sciences, ESADE – Ramon Llull University,​ 2008​
Courses: ​International Management, General Management, Competing in Emerging Markets, Corporate Strategy, Chinese Management

Zaw Zaw Aung

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 2010
Courses: Digital Business Models, Digital Business Transformation, AI for Business, Management Science

YuenLeng Chow

Associate Professor
Ph.D in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
Courses: Portfolio Management, Advanced Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance, Finance and Technology

Hongwei Chuang

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Finance, National Taiwan University, 2011
Courses: Corporate Finance, Risk Management,
Quantitative Investment and Machine Learning

Alessandro Comai

Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Management Sciences, ESADE – Ramon Llull University, 2016
Courses: Marketing Management, Marketing Intelligence, Consumer Behavior & Digital Marketing

Gaku Funabashi

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Tokyo University, 2014
Courses: Strategic Management, Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan, Development of Japanese Industries

Husain Salilul Akareem

Assistant Professor
PhD in Marketing, Queensland University of Technology, 2017
Courses: Marketing Research, Marketing Customer Relationship Management, Strategic Brand Management, Integrated Marketing Communications

Mohammed K. Ahmed

Specially Appointed Professor
Ph.D. in Linguistics (concentration in Applied Linguistics), University of Delaware, 1988
Courses: Business Presentation, Cross-cultural Communication

Hiroyuki Itami

President, International University of Japan
Specially Appointed Professor
Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972

Visiting Faculty

Hiraki, Takato

Ph.D. The University of Arizona, 1983
Courses: Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System


Senior Advisor, Washington Research and Analysis, LLCEx – World Bank Officer 1970-1980
Ex – Principal Investment Officer IFC 1990-2000
Master of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1966


Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Sciences,
University of Tsukuba


Vice President and Professor, Tokyo International University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1984


ChangeOut Consulting (Japan and USA) – Principal/President

WAKAYAMA, Toshihiro

Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University
Ph.D. , Syracuse University, 1989

YAMAZAKI, Yoshitaka

Professor, Department of Business Administration, Bunkyo University
Ph.D. of Organizational Behavior Case Western Reserve University 2004

HELLER, Daniel Arturo

Professor by Special Appointment,
Faculty of Global Business, Chuo University

FUJIMOTO, Takahiro

Professor, Faculty of Economics,
The University of Tokyo

YASUMOTO, Masanori

Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences,
Yokohama National University

HIGASHI, Hidetada

Professor, Department of Business,
Yamanashi Gakuin University


Associate Professor
Graduate School of International Social Science
Yokohama National University

FUKUZAWA, Mitsuhiro

Associate Professor,
Faculty of Business Administration,
Seikei University

TAKAGI, Soichiro

Associate Professor,
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies,
The University of Tokyo