Non-academic Activities
Social Contribution

・ Councilor, Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Company, 2022-
・ Advisor, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 2021-
・ Advisor, Japan Platform, 2021-
・ Panel Judge of GCSF, Global Corporate Sustainability Award, 2019-
・ Councilor, Hitachi Global Foundation, 2015-2022
・ Certified Public Accountant Examination Committee Member, "Business Administration", Financial Services Agency, 2012
・ Chairperson, “Round-table Conference Steering Committee on Social Responsibility for Safe and Sustainable Future”, Cabinet Office, 2009-2010
・ Secretary, “Environmental Personnel Training Consortium Preparations Society”, Ministry of the Environment, 2009-2010
・ Committee Member, “Examination Committee on the Future Image of the Construction Industry in Hokkaido”, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 2009
・ Special Advisor, Social Innovation Japan (NPO), 2009-2011
・ Committee Member, “Round-table Conference Preparation Committee on Social Responsibility for Safe and Sustainable Future”, Cabinet Office, 2008
・ Advisor, “Collaboration Promotion Committee for NPO and Government and Companies”, Fukuoka, 2008
・ Committee Member, “Industrial Structure Council”, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2007-2008
・ Chairperson,"Social Business Study", Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2007
・ Committee Member, "People’s Living Council", Cabinet Office, 2007-2009
・ Committee Member, "Study on Social Responsibility for Safe and Sustainable Future", Cabinet Office, 2007-2008
・ Chairperson,“Awards on Diversity Management”, Reviewing Committee, Toyo Keizai Inc., 2007-2012
・ Chairperson, "Study on CSR Assessment Regulations in the Construction Industry”, Research Institute of Construction and Economy, 2006-2007
・ Committee Member, “Study on Financial Research”, Japanese Bankers Association, 2006
・ Committee Member, “Meeting on Environment and Financial Concerns”, Ministry of the Environment, 2006
・ Chairperson, Study on CSR in the Food Industry, 2006-2009
・ Committee Member, "Social Business Awards", Social Innovation Japan (NPO), 2006-2009
・ Representative Director, Social Innovation Japan (NPO), 2005-2009
・ Committee Member, "Research Committee on Effective Use of Financial Assets among Elder People and Possibility of Financial Inflow for SRI", Cabinet Office and Nomura Research Institute, 2005
・ Supervisor, "CSR Database and Corporate Evaluation Development Team", Toyo Keizai Inc., 2005-2012
・ Committee Member, “Awards on Environmental Reports and Sustainability Reports”, Reviewing Committee, Toyo Keizai Inc., 2004-2005
・ Chairperson, "CSR Studies on Multinational Corporations and Labor", The Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training, 2004-2005
・ Committee Member, Association for CSR Promotion, Japan Management Association, 2004-2007
・ Chairperson, "Study on CSR on Labor Issue", Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 2004
・ Chairperson, "Committee on Sustainable Socio-economic System and Corporate Social Responsibility", Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute, 2003-2004
・ Chief Examiner, "Study on Social Businesses", Dentsu, Inc., 2003
・ Supervisor, "MS-SRI Index" produced by Morningstar Japan and Center for Public Resource, 2002-2010
・ Chief Examiner, "Policy Proposals for Constructing New Social and Economic Systems", Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute, 2002
・ Advisor, "Committee on How to Cultivate Social Entrepreneurs", Junior Chamber International Japan, 2002
・ Chairperson, "Study on New Social and Economic Systems for Consumers,” Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nomura Research Institute, 2002
・ Chairperson, "Research Committee on Collaboration between NPO/NGO and Government/Corporations", Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute, 2001
・ Committee Member, "Study on Voluntary Economy", The Tokio Marine Research Institute, 2001
・ Chairperson, "Research Committee on JAHDS Project", Trusted Research by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 2001
・ Committee Member, "Study on Ideal Voting after Becoming a Government-owned Corporation", Postal Services Agency and Nomura Research Institute, 2001
・ Chief Examiner, "Committee of Business and Society", Kansai Economic Federation, 2000
・ Chief Examiner, "Study on Social Entrepreneurs", Softnomics Center, 2000


Third Party Opinions on CSR Report

Interview/Comment in non-Japanese

Forward: Eweje,G. and Nagano, S.(eds), Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality in Japan: Historical and Current Perspectives, Springer, 2021.9.
・"What about Stress in Japan?", Interview by Yvonne Ewen, HSBA MAGAZIN, No.11, Summer 2018.
・Endorsement: Sandra Costa Santos et al., Home and Community: Lessons from a Modernist Housing Scheme, Routledge, 2018.4.
・Endorsement: Rasche, A., Morsing, M., and Moon, J. eds. (2017), Corporate Social Responsibility; Strategy, Communication, Governance, Cambridge University Press, 2017.3.
・"Post-industrial transition", INTERVIEW by Vincent Lassalle, weblog, 2016.12.12.
・The Economist Intelligence Unit, Old problems, new solutions: Measuring the capacity for social innovation across the world, Comment, 2016.10.
・"Symposium: Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation", Comment, Botschaft von Japan, Nr.136, 2016.3.
・"Is Japan ready for social innovation?", Interview, Japan Today, 2016.3.8.
・"Über dem Zenit", Comment, Enorm, No.1, 2016.
・"CSR: A Limited Anachronism in Search of This Century?" (interview), by John Godfrey, Nonprofit Quarterly, (web), 2014.1.21.
・"Corporates as agents of social change: the academic view" by Paul Klein,(comment), the Guardian, (web), 2014.1.14.
・"Mizuho top pay slashed as bank tries to draw line under gangster scandal"(comment), Financial Times, 2013.10.29.
・"Mizuho’s flawed controls opened the door for Yakuza exploitation"(comment), Financial Times, (web), 2013.10.28.
・"Consumer Sovereignty--New Year's Special Feature: The Way Social Corporate Should Go", KBS(Korean TV), 2013.2.8.
・"지속가능한 사회적기업 위해 정부:기업과 동반자관계 필요", The Hankyoreh (Korean newspaper), 2010.11.9, (web:English)
・"Promoting Social Businesses", Highlighting JAPAN (Public Relations Office, Goverment of Japan), 2009.6, (pdf)
・"사람들", Yonhap News (Korean news media), 2009.6.19
・"Tue Gutes und rede darüber", CSR und Nachhaltigkeit, Deutsche Industrie-und Handelskammer in Japan, Japan MARKT, 2008.6.

Others written in Japanese (Essay, Report, Interview, etc.) 
・"Development and Challenges of Social Business in Japan", Senni-Geppo, 2022.8
・"Response to Russia: Corporate Liability", Comment, Asahi Shinbun, 2022.3.25.
・"Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Japanese Companies leaving Russia", Comment, Mainichi Shinbun, 2022.3.12.
・"Social Business: Issues and Potential", Live Interview, N-Raji, NHK Radio, 2021.12.7.
・"Sustainability Management", Keizai Kyoushitsu, Nikkei Shinbun, 2021.9.27.(pdf
・"Is Mitsui O. S. K. Line's apology necessary? The oil spill from the ship might be the signal of SDGs relating apologies.", Comment, Nikkei Business, 2020.12.14.(Web
・"Creating Mechamism Necessary for Zebra Enterprises to Enter the Market" Monthly Liberal Time, January 2021, 2020.12.
・"Foreword", ed. by Japan Forum of Business and Society, Strategic Communications in Business and Society, Chikura-Shobo, 2019.9.
・"Foreword", ed. by Japan Forum of Business and Society, Sustainable Enterprise: Revisiting an Enterprise Concept, Chikura-Shobo, 2018.9.
・"Sustainable Development and Education in Business: Expected Research and Education", Ningen Kaigi, Summer, 2018. (pdf)
・"Foreword", ed. by Japan Forum of Business and Society, Marketing and Social Change, Chikura-Shobo, 2017.9.
・"Creating a Market by Grappling with Social Issues in the Innovative Way", Interview, Weekly Toyo Keizai, 2016.11.19. (web)
・"Sustainable Development and Roles of Private Sector", Keynote Speech / "Distribution・Marketing and Public Value Creation", Panel Discussion, 66th Annual Conference of Japan Society of Marketing and Distribution, Lecture record, Nikkei Advertising Research Institute, Web Magazine, 2016.7. (pdf)
・"Special Issue: Facing the Social Issues", Interview, Koukoku Asahi, No.10, Asahi Shimbun, 2016.6. (web)
・"Sustainability and Corporate Brand", Ningen Kaigi, Summer, 2016.6.

・"Foreword", ed. by Japan Forum of Business and Society, Sustainability and Strategy, Chikura-Shobo, 2015.9.
・ Book Review for Responsible Competitiveness, NTT-Publishing, Reviewer:Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, "Bookshelf of Economic Experts", Chuokoron, 2015.9. (pdf)
・"Quest for Social Business Management", Keynote Speech, ed. by Japan Academy of Business Administration, Over the paradigm of Japanese Monodzukuri Management, No.85, Chikura-Shobo, 2015.6.
・"News Front Line: Embezzlement by Turuoka City Amateur Sports Association Officials", Comment, Yomiuri Shinbun, 2015.6.11.
・"Advertisement to Unify the Damaged Areas: Capitalizing is the Key", Comment, Shinbun-kyoukai Hou, 2015.3.24.


・"wkmn WAKAMONO(Youth) Entrepreneur No. 31", Comment, Yomiuri Shinbun, 2014.11.9.
・"Inquiring into the Relationship Between Businesss and Society", Lecture Record, Social and Economic Systems Studies No.35, 2014.10.
・"Change the Future by My Business", Comment, Asahi Shinbun:Globe, 2014.5.18.


・"Way of Working to Value Connection with Society", Interview, WORKSIGHT No.5, 2013.12.
・"Quality of Working Life--Social Contribution will Enhance the Value of Working", Interview, WORKSIGHT,, 2013.10.28. (web)
・"Finding New Business Chance from Contribution to Society", Interview, WORKSIGHT, 2013.10.21. (web)
・"Social Responsibility of SymBio Pharmaceuticals is to be with Patients' Hearts, Interview with President,2013.5.7.


・"Danger of Non-working Youth", Comment, Nihon-keizai Shinbun, 2012.11.7.
・"Chairperson Comment on Diversity Management Award", Weekly Toyo Keizai, 2012.5.12.
・"CSR Management Questioned Now", Weekly Toyo Keizai, 2012.3.17.
・"Corporate Sustainability Questioned Through Social Changes, Interview, idea note, 2012.1.
・"Social Dedication to Business", Comment, Nikkei MJ, 2012.1.1.


・"About Japan Forum of Business and Society(JFBS)", Interview, Social Project, 2011.8.24. (web)
・"Endorsement", Social Business, Ohmuro et al.(eds.), Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., 2011.8.
・"Social Business of SME", 6 series of columns for "Business +", Tosho Shinbun (The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry), 2011.4.20~7.10.
・"New Relationship of Corporations and Stakeholders and Social Responsibility for Sustainable Society", CEL, Quarterly Magazine (Special feature: CSR realizes Sustainable Future), Vol.96, 2011.3. (pdf)
・"New Role Expected for Fashion", GQ JAPAN (Special feature: What Fashion Industry can do for the world), 2011.3.
・"Chairperson Comment on Diversity Management Award" , Weekly Toyo Keizai, 2011.3.19.
・"International Standard of CSR", Rotary Club, TOKYO WEEKLY, 2011.1.19.


・"CSR and Environmental Management: Trustful Corporations in Society", Shokuhin Sangyo Shimbunsha Co., Ltd, "Next Stage of Chage in Food Industry", the 60 Anniversary Issue, 2010.9.
・"Chairperson Comment on Diversity Management Award" , Weekly Toyo Keizai, 2010.2
・"Social Entrepreneur Changes Japan", three-way conversation, Best Partner, Hamagin Research Institute, Ltd, 2010.1.


・"Current and Future Vision of CSR Management", interview, KIRASERA No.2, ORANGE Corporation, 2009.11.
・"Financial Crisis and Corporate Management", Gekkan Kansayaku, October、2009.9.
・"Tourism and Social Innovation", Transportation & Economy, June, 2009.6.
・"Chairperson Comment on Diversity Management Award" , Weekly Toyo Keizai, 2009.5
・"CSR for Food Corporation (1-7) ", keynote speech and seminar proceedings, Shokuhin Sangyo Shinbun, 2009.3.12~4.16.
・"Social Business as Social Innovator", keynote speech, proceedings, Kinki Social Business Networking Report, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2009.3.
・"Move the Consumer Policy forward: smart consumers nurture corporations, Interview, Kyodo News, 2009.3.
・"Food Safety and Security: More Effort to Enhancement of CSR", Interview, Kyodo News, 2009.1.
・"Corporation and Society", Interview, ZemieraⅤ 2009, Hitotsubashi Press, 2009.1.
・"CSR and Communication in Japan", Asahi Ad Monthly, Jan-Feb, 2009.
・"Socially Responsible Corporate Accountability", Kobe Keizai Doyu, No.373, January.


Selected Lectures in Japanese ▲top

・11/21 "The sustainability revolution and the required challenges", BOND Business School, Tokyo.(Online)
・7/13 "SDGs and Role of Business", Special Lecture, Waseda Jitsugyo High School, Tokyo.
・5/6 "Our Life is Linked to the World", SDGs Special Lecture, Aoki Elementary School, Yokohama.
・2/18 "Our Life is Linked to the World: Aiming for Sustainable Society", Special Lecture (Online), Aoki Elementary School, Yokohama.


・2/27 "Challenges Required for Universities and Faculty Members", Faculty Development Forum, The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto.


・5/28 "Sustainable Manufacturing; Business Administration in the Age of Sustainability", Lecture, MONODZUKURI Nihon (Webinar), Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.(news1)(news2)


・7/11 "New Roles of Business in the Age of Sustainable Development", Professionals Workshop, Waseda University.
・5/29 "Sustainable Development and Innovation", Osaka City University.
・3/2 "Social Business as International Cooperation", Keynote Speech, Japan Association for International Health, Daiichi University of Pharmacy, Fukuoka.


・12/13 "Sustainable Development and Innovation", Lecture, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Kansai University, Osaka. (flyer)
・5/2 "Sustainable Development and Innovation", Special Lecture, Faculty of Business, Osaka City University, Osaka.


・3/4 "Age of Social Innovation: Potential of Social Business", Keynote Speech, Osaka University of Commerce, Grand Front Osaka.


・1/25 "Creation of Regional Innovation: Resolving Regional Issues through Business", Seminar, Niigata NPO Association, Niigata.


・2/12-14 Lecture, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University.


・3/18 Lecture, Business Research Institute, Ivy Hall, Omote-sando, Tokyo.
・1/8 "Policies to Support Social Business", Seminar, Japan Finance Corporation, Tokyo.


・6/20 "Responsible Company", Interview with Vincent Stanley, Vice President of Patagonia, Waseda Univ., Tokyo.
・6/13"Responsible Competitiveness", Japan Corporate Governance Network, World Trade Center Building, Tokyo.
・2/12 "New Civil Society Created Together by NPO and Business ", Keynote Speech, 21st Century Civilization Symposium, Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Organization, Kobe.
・1/21 "Social Collaboration", Hitachi Intermedix, Sanbancho Café, Tokyo.


・12/26 "Social Business Issues", Toumon-Academy, Finance Toumon-kai, Nihonbashi COREDO.
・11/10 "Building Sustainable Society, and Corporate Role and Responsibility", Modern Business Forum, Kyoto Tachibana Univ.
・11/2 "Responsible Competitiveness and Corporate Value", Kansai Keizai Douyuukai.
・9/18 "Interview with CEO of Shinbaio Pharmacentical Company.
・6/14 "Stakeholder Management and Engagement", CBCC Assembly, Keikdanren Hall.
・6/8 "Diversity Management Award", Chairperson Comment, Toyokeizai Shinpousha, Tokyo Station Conference.


・11/17 "Social Innovatioin (tentative)", keynote speaker, Executive Leaders Forum, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
・7/1 "What is required for CSR-in the aftermath of the earthquake disaster", Diamond Ryutsu Club, Tokyo, Japan.
・4/21"Diversity Management Award & Symposium", comment, Toyo Keizai Inc., Nomura Conference Plaza, Tokyo, Japan.
・2/17 3rd Korea-Japan Forum on Social Enterprise, Seoul, Korea.
・1/27 "International Standards of Social Responsibility and those required for Corporations", 10th Ethical Education Meeting, Japan Retailers Association, Tokyo, Japan.
・1/25 “Responsible Investment and CSR in Japan”, (keynote speech, Symposium: Workers Capital Social Responsibility Investment, JTUC-RENGO, Tokyo, Japan.
・1/19 "International Standards of CSR", Tokyo Rotary Club, Tokyo, Japan.


・12/9 "Sustainable Development and CSR: Forest Management and Corporation Efforts", <Fair of Forest Management and Corporations in TOKYO>,Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, Japan.
・10/28 "Sustainable Development and CSR: Forest Management and Corporation Efforts", <Fair of Forest Management and Corporations in NAGOYA>, Nagoya International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya, Japan.
・3/17 "Diversity Management Award & Symposium", comment, Toyo Keizai Inc., Tokyo, Japan.
・3/11"ISO/SR(Social Responsibility)-necessary measures "、The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce an Industry, Tokyo, Japan.
・2/9 "Possibility of Social Business", keynote speech, <Kanagawa CSR Forum>, Commerce and Industry Department, Kanagawa Prefectural Government, Japan.
・2/1 "Labor Union and SRI", <Workers Capital PT>, Japanese Trade Union Confederation, Tokyo, Japan.


・11/12 “Current Situation and Issues of Social Business”, speech, 2009 Industrial Policy Committee, Commerce and Industry Department, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
・11/4 “Financial Crisis and CSR:Development of Social Business”, speech, Social Business & Marketing(SIJ), Roppongi Hills
・9/29 “Sustainable Development and Multistakeholder Governance”, Open Seminar for Citizen, Sompo Japan Environment Foundation
・9/4、5 Talk Session, Coordinator, SIJ Social Entrepreneur Gathering, Roppongi Hills
・9/4 "Social Entrepreneurs"(Symposium), World Economic Forum, JAPAN Meeting、Roppongi-hills, Tokyo.
・7/24 "Tourism and Social Innovation", Regional Tourism Management Forum, speech, Japan Productivity Center.
・6/15 Diversity Management Award & Symposium, Keynote Speech, Toyo Keizai Inc., Tokyo.
・5/8, 15 "Socially Responsible Corporate Management: its issues to address" , keynote speech, Assessment Committee, Japan Quality Assurance Organization(JQA).
・2/25 "Food Safety and Security-CSR in Food Industry", CSR Seminar, Shokuhin Sangyo Shinbun Co. Ltd. and Japan Food Industry Center, Tokyo.
・1/31 "Frontier of Corporation and Sociaty:Social Innovation", JMAC-i meeting.
・1/15 "Reliable Company in Society—for the case of Construction Industry" , Lecture at College of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.