Asian Business Leader Development

April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020


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In the international environment in recent years, regarding either the European or American opaque economic situation, a dynamic change has continued in Asia and it's generally assumed that the majority of the worlds GDP will be occupied by Asian countries in the near future.

Domestically, an escape from a long period of deflation and a corrective action for the currency rate of the yen have been developed, and a decline in the level of international competitiveness and various kinds of problems such as a more introverted younger generation, and rapid decreasing of population has intensified.

In this inevitable state of progressing globalization, it is increasingly important for any nation’s growth to take part in these growing markets. With the US now clearly indicating its focus towards Asia, Japan must bear in mind to raise its activities in Asia to a new level and fundamentally strengthen its ability to respond.

This chair has been in progress for 2 years of“ Asia Business Leader Development Endowment Course” and continues to aim to nurture professionals familiarized in such areas as local information, history, society, culture, economy, industry, and government structures in Asia, and who possess the ability to assimilate,  rapidly expand existing businesses and pioneer new ones.

Many top class researchers and local business professionals from various management levels all over the world are invited as lecturers, and through the analysis of successful examples by country/industry, we hope to make the priorities for successful project management in various countries clearer.

This is a unique, innovational course of education that includes the active dispatching of students to various institutions such as local businesses, government agencies and corporations for medium to long term internships in addition to the regular curriculum for the aim of improving abilities to pioneer new local businesses and create local networks.

Graduate School of Management
Yoshinori HARA (Professor)
Tadashi YAMADA (Professor)
Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI (Distinguished Professor)

Gautam RAY (Professor)
Toichi KIMURA (Adjunct Professor)
AAhad M. OSMAN GANI (Adjunct Professor)
Takeo MORI (Adjunct Professor)

Thailand Chulalongkorn University (CBS)
India India Institute of Management (Calcutta)
India Institute of Management (Bangalore)
India Institute of Management (Kharagpur)
India Institute of Management (Delhi)
India Institute of Management (Bombay)
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
Vietnam Foreign Trade University (FTU)
University of Transport and Communications (UTC)
Indonesia Bandung Intitute of Technology (ITB)
University of Indonesia (UI)
Philippines University of Philippines (UP)
Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo)
Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)
Malaysia International Islamic University (IIUM)
China Tsinghua University (Tsinghua Uni)
Renmin University of China (Renmin Uni)
China Electricity Council (CEC)
Tongji University
Laos National University of Laos (NUOL)
Cambodia Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
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Kyoto University Graduate School of Management Administrative Office

Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan