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2012 Fellows (1st cohort)

Hideyuki Inoue

Hideyuki Inoue

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Affiliation
Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC / Co-Representative Director, INNO-Lab International, (April - September 2015)
Guest Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University (from October 2015)
Academic background
MA in International Affairs, George Washington University, US
Dispatched to:
First year: US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University
Second year: The Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
Duration
October 2012-October 2014
Publications
(Translation supervision) 『Sekai wo Kaeru Hito-tachi: Shakai Kigyoka-tachi no Yuki to Aidia no Chikara (How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein)
(Supervision/translation supervision) 『Shakai Kigyoka ni Naritai to Omottara Yomu Hon: Mirai ni Nani ga Dekirunoka, Ima Naze Hitsuyo Nanoka (Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know by David Bornstein)

Research theme:

Methodologies and leadership to bring out collective impacts on society in social innovations.

Since 2000, I have been engaged in various activities aimed at the formation of a market for ‘social activities entrepreneurship’ and ‘social innovation,’ which are my specialties. At Keio University, I have been involved in wide-ranging initiatives, including research on innovations in general needed to create expansive businesses and facilitate the launch of Social Venture Partners Tokyo, designed to put the research results into practice, while also playing a role in developing classes on social entrepreneurship and a ‘social innovator’ course as part of a graduate program. As a fellow of the International Fellowship Program, I would like to work on promoting the communication of relevant information in English, which is still very limited in Japan, building organic relations between the global citizen sector and Japan, and strengthening cooperation with other Asian countries so that I can contribute to the full-fledged evolution of the citizen sector in Japan.

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Masaru Kimura

Masaru Kimura

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Affiliation
Director of Planning Office, Logistics Policy Division, Policy Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Academic background
BA in Law, Waseda University
Dispatched to:
First year: Regional and Urban Planning Studies program, London School of Economics and Political Science
Second year: Transport and City Planning program, University College London
Duration
October 2012-July 2014

Research theme:

Exploration of transport and urban policy synergies

Since joining the then Ministry of Transport in 1994, I have gained experience in administration in all major areas of land, sea and air transport while also being involved in other administrative areas at the MLIT’s Road Bureau and in the Cabinet Office of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters. I am currently in charge of MLIT-related tax system reform. As a fellow of the International Fellowship Program, I plan to major in public policies, through which I hope to get hands-on experience with problem solving and learn policy development processes, which are important skills for administrative officers (identification of administrative needs, methods of consideration, public commitment, etc.), and methods to effectively assess their impact. Taking this opportunity to study at an overseas graduate school will also give me the chance to look back on my 17 years as an administrative officer and look at Japan from a more objective, global perspective.

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Daigo Koga

Daigo Koga

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Affiliation
Carbon Finance Specialist, Environment Department, World Bank
Academic background
MS in Natural Resources Management and Environment, University of Michigan
Dispatched to:
First year: MIT Sloan Fellows Program
Second year: Harvard Kennedy School
Duration
June 2012- April 2014

Research theme:

Development of global financial order and public debt management under a global economy

I joined the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 1999. In 2008, I joined the World Bank as a Young Professional after being assigned to JICA’s Tanzania Office. I also worked at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat and, since September 2009, have been in charge of technical assistance to developing countries related to Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) programs as a member of the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank’s Environment Bureau. As a fellow of the International Fellowship Program, I am planning to focus on the development of global financial order and public debt management under a global economy in the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in my first year. Following my fellowship, I would like to return to Japan and play a part in helping Japan make a comeback as a vibrant country.

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Yohei Matsuda

Yohei Matsuda

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Affiliation
Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Academic background
BA in Economics, Kyoto University
Dispatched to:
First year: International Politics and East Asia Program (post-graduate), Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
Second year: Diplomacy and International Strategy program, London School of Economics and Political Science
Duration
July 2012-July 2014

Research theme:

Linkage between security and economic policies in the Asia-Pacific region

I joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2001. Since then, I have been involved in the revision of over ten laws. Not limited to formulating the text of these laws, I was in charge of systemic reform operations that oversee the entire legal process, including coordination with stakeholders and those involved policy planning. I was also involved in an extensive range of other areas, including the creation of new industry-university cooperation-based businesses, securing rights to resources such as rare metals, oil and natural gas, and industrial and energy policies relating to the domestic and global deployment of smart grids. As a fellow of the International Fellowship Program, my goal is to major in international affairs with the hope of becoming familiar with systematic theories and gaining knowledge in international politics and economy, areas that form the basis of economic diplomacy, so that I can improve my ability to conceptualize things and put them into action as an administrative officer, and contribute to the enhancement of Japanese economic diplomacy.

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Yasuhito Nishiuchi

Yasuhito Nishiuchi

Affiliation
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyoto University
Academic background
Juris Doctor, Kyoto University Law School
Dispatched to:
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Duration
August 2012-August 2014

Research theme:

Economic analysis of contracts: Based on a comparative study of neoclassic economics and behavioral economics

I have been studying issues that exist on the border between corporate and contract law, with a focus on the phenomenon of fusion between organizations and contracts. As a fellow of the International Fellowship Program, I want to spend my first year as a visiting fellow at the Michigan University Law School conducting a comparative analysis of Japanese, UK/US and German laws to identify the meaning of legal theories in organizational legal relations in Japan. To this end, I would like to go beyond the analysis of formal legal theories to identify the social backgrounds that give rise to diverse global business associations to contribute to the development of organizational and contract law in Japan, not only from academic, but also from a practical perspective.

Dai Tamada

Dai Tamada

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Affiliation
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University
Academic background
LLM, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University
Dispatched to:
School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
Duration
September 2012-August 2013

Research theme:

Globalization and legal protection of external investment

In 2009, after working as an assistant professor and then associate professor at Okayama University, I accepted a position as associate professor at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University. I have published a number of papers on international law, especially in the areas of international court procedure and international investment law. I am also interested in the relationship between research methodologies and practice in the US and Europe. Much of the world’s leading international law research focuses extensively on practice, legal advice to companies, government agencies and international organizations, and the role of attorneys, interveners and judges in international trials or arbitration. Japan is still slow in terms of coordination/cooperation between legal theory and practice, and little information is communicated overseas. As a fellow of the International Fellowship Program, I am interested in studying international investment law at research institutions in the UK and Belgium while gaining a deeper knowledge of industry-government-university cooperation and mutually-complementary relationships. I would also like to pursue the establishment of a research institute designed to provide extensive practical support and develop a pool of professionals in international investment law.

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