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The Networking Event “Sharing Experience with Alumni” was successfully held

On Saturday 9th February 2019, The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) Council, IUJ Career support and IUJ Alumni Association hosted the Winter Term Networking Event. This is the fifth networking event organized by the IM council, which aims at creating a professional relationship between IUJ students and other business parties as IUJ is the perfect place to develop a true global network. The general theme of this networking event was “Sharing Experience with Alumni”.

With more than 60 attendees including students, faculty and alumni the event started with GSIM Dean Wenkai Li welcoming IUJ guests and thanking the organizing parties. After that Mr. Tadashi Inagaki Class of 1995 and IUJ Alumni Association executive committee chairman addressed the audience highlighting the Alumni Association objectives and the importance of staying connected with IUJ campus and current students. He finished by an inspiring speech quoting Ghandi’s “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” and interpreting it “Thank, Enjoy and help others as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” and the room was lit with warm applause.

Ms. Minako Suzuki from IUJ Alumni association Executive committee took the stage with a presentation titled “Japanese Company’s Expectation to Foreign Students” where she described the current demand for foreign students in the Japanese Job market. She explained how the number of companies hiring foreigners rose from 13% in 2011 to 53% expected in 2019. She also highlighted the Fundamental Competencies defined by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for Working Persons.

Left: Dean Li, Middle: Mr. Inagaki, Right: Ms. Suzuki

The panel discussion then took place where three recent IUJ graduates shared their working experience in Japan. The discussants were Yuzhu Lin IDP Class of 2015, Dilip Singh E-Biz class of 2016 and Irhad Alispahic MBA class of 2018 with two IM Council members moderating the discussion. The atmosphere was lighthearted and casual, but full of useful information about Japan’s job market, working environment and recruitment process. The discussant delightfully answered questions collected from students that concentrated mainly around four topics job hunting process, importance of Japanese language, workplace environment and future recommendations. The event ended by dividing attendees into six groups where other five alumni joined the panel discussants in answering students’ questions in small group. The official networking event may have ended but the networking continued on the same night where Alumni enjoyed dinner with students feeling nostalgic about IUJ old days.


Omer Mohammedahmed
International Management Students Council

The Washington Post (10th February) / PhD candidate Michael Bosack was quoted

The Washington Post (10th February)/
PhD candidate Michael Bosack was quoted in the article “United States and south Korea reach stopgap deal on troop cost sharing”.

Here is the link to the article at

Kiyo Ogushi (MBA Class of 1992), President and CEO of Fuji Xerox Learning Institute, Honored as 2019 AACSB Influential Leader

Fourth annual initiative recognizes 33 business school graduates creating lasting impact in the world. 

[Minami Uonuma, Niigata] (February 5, 2019)— The International University of Japan announces that Ms. Kiyo Ogushi (Class of 1992) is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—as the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

Ms. Ogushi, nominated by IUJ’s Graduate School of International Management, currently serves as President and CEO of Fuji Xerox Learning Institute.  She has 24 years of experience in leadership and organizational development, change management initiatives, and talent development. Ogushi’s educational and training consulting expertise has touched many Japanese corporate leaders, helping them to reach global standards of management and leadership skills. Similarly, she is a role model for the next generation of coaches and trainers, helping their careers to flourish. Also, as a president and CEO of a company in Japan, she is able to inspire other Japanese female staff to become leaders in their fields.

Her work lives on through the various programs being implemented by the next group of coaches whom she identifies and inspires enabling their continuous development

“IUJ is proud that one of our outstanding MBA graduates has been honored by AACSB as an influential leader in our inaugural year as an AACSB accredited program,” said Dr. Wenkai Li, IUJ’s business school dean. Kiyo Ogushi responded “It is my honor to have such an opportunity to be recognized as an influential leader. I am humbled.”

“AACSB is honored to recognize Kiyo Ogushi and applauds her achievements at Fuji Xerox Learning Institute as a leading example of business education as a force for good in the world,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries, and career paths of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”

Now its fourth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized almost 200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and society. All honorees are have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree from one of the more than 800 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide. For more information on the Influential Leaders challenge, and to view a full list of honorees, visit


About AACSB International

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, visit

Amy Ponzillo
Director, Public Relations
AACSB International
+1 813 367 5238


About International University of Japan and the business school
As Japan’s first English only graduate school, founded in 1982, IUJ has been leading the way toward internationalization. With the extensive support of Japan’s industrial, educational and local communities, IUJ trains professionals who can actively make contributions to the international society with a high level of interdisciplinary and specialized knowledge.

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at IUJ is dedicated to developing “wise” (i.e., socially responsible) individuals for global business and social leadership, with an emphasis on serving the emerging countries. The two key components of GSIM mission are nurturing Social Responsibility (SR) and Global Business (GB), which the school aims to achieve and operationalize through its innovative policies, recruitment strategies, placement efforts, teaching, research, and service strategies.

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And about the MBA program at

Public Relations
Office of Admissions and Career Support
International University of Japan
+81 25 779 1539


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