編集委員会

主宰

行天 豊雄

公益財団法人国際通貨研究所名誉顧問、元大蔵省財務官

東京大学経済学部卒。1986年から1989年まで大蔵省(現・財務省)財務官、1992年から1996年まで東京銀行取締役会長を歴任。その間ハーバード大学、プリンストン大学、サン・ガレン大学客員教授を務める。1995年国際通貨研究所理事長に就任(2016年より現職)。現在三菱東京UFJ銀行特別顧問も務める。著書にポール・ボルカー・元米連邦準備制度理事会議長との共著「富の興亡」(1992年、東洋経済新報社)、「世界経済は通貨が動かす」(2011年、PHP研究所)、「円の興亡」(2013年、朝日新聞出版)など。


編集委員

 (五十音順、敬称略)

伊藤 隆敏

コロンビア大学教授 (兼) 政策研究大学院大学特別教授、元経済財政諮問会議民間議員

一橋大学経済学部卒業。ハーバード大学経済学博士課程修了(Ph.D.)。専門は国際金融、マクロ経済学。ミネソタ大学准教授、一橋大学経済研究所教授、東京大学先端科学技術研究センター教授、同大学院経済学研究科教授、同公共政策大学院院長、政策研究大学院大学教授を経て、現在に至る。その間、ハーバード大学ケネディー行政大学院客員教授、国際通貨基金調査局上級審議役、大蔵省副財務官、経済財政諮問会議の民間議員、「公的準公的資金の運用リスク管理等の高度化等に関する有識者会議」座長を務めた。日本経済学会会長(2004年度)。専門は国際金融論、マクロ経済学、日本経済論。著書に「不均衡の経済分析-理論と実証-」(1985年、東洋経済新報社、第29回日経経済図書賞)、『Japanese Economy』(1992、MIT Press)、「インフレ目標と金融政策」(2006年、東洋経済)、「東アジア 通貨バスケットの経済分析」(共編著2007年、東洋経済新報社)、「インフレ目標政策」(2013年、日本経済新聞社)、「日本財政『最後の選択』-健全化と成長の両方は成るか-」(2015年、日本経済新聞社)など。

川北 英隆

京都大学名誉教授 同経営管理研究部客員教授

京都大学経済学部卒業、経済学博士(京都大学)。1974年、日本生命保険に入社。ニッセイ基礎研究所金融研究部上席主任研究員、資金証券部長、取締役財務企画部長等を歴任。2003年3月、日本生命保険を依願退職。2002年7月、中央大学国際会計研究科特任教授、2004年3月、同志社大学政策学部教授(ファイナンス担当)。日本証券アナリスト協会理事、日本ファイナンス学会理事等。2005年4月に京都大学経済学研究科客員教授に就任、2006年4月より京都大学大学院経営管理研究部教授(2016年より現職)。著書に「日本型株式市場の構造変化」(1995年、東洋経済新報社)、「株式・債券投資の実証的分析」(2008年、中央経済社)、「総合分析 株式の長期投資」(2010年、中央経済社)、「証券化 新たな使命とリスクの検証」(2012年、金融財政事情研究会)、『「市場」ではなく「企業」を買う株式投資』(2013年、きんざい)など。

川本 裕子

早稲田大学大学院経営管理研究科(ビジネススクール)教授

東京大学文学部社会心理学科卒業。オックスフォード大学大学院経済学修士課程修了。1982年旧東京銀行入行。1988年マッキンゼー東京支社入社。内外の金融機関や企業経営のためのリサーチやコンサルティングに従事。1995年から1999年夏までパリ勤務。2002年道路関係四公団民営化推進委員会委員、2003年金融タスクフォースメンバーなどを務める。他に、マネックスグループ、ヤマハ発動機、伊藤忠商事、日本取引所の社外取締役、東京海上ホールディングスの社外監査役を務める。著書に「日本を変える」(中央公論新社)、「銀行収益革命」(東洋経済新報社)、「金融サービスのイノベーションと倫理 第2章金融イノベーションと日本の金融機関の不祥事」(共著、中央経済社)など。

五味 廣文

元金融庁長官

東京大学法学部卒業、ハーバードロースクールLL.M.修了。1972年大蔵省(現・財務省)入省。主計局主計官、銀行局特別金融課長、銀行局調査課長、金融監督庁検査部長を経て、2000年金融庁証券取引等監視委員会事務局長に就任。同庁検査局長、監督局長を歴任の後、2004年金融庁長官に就任。退官後2007年に西村あさひ法律事務所顧問、2009年よりプライスウォーターハウスクーパース総合研究所理事長(2013年3月退任)。2009年より青山学院大学特別招聘教授も務める。著書に「金融動乱~金融庁長官の独白~」(2012年日本経済新聞出版社)など。

高野 真

Forbes JAPAN CEO&編集長、DV4 Founder & CEO、前ピムコジャパンリミテッド取締役社長

早稲田大学大学院理工学研究科卒業後、1987年4月大和証券入社。後、大和総研へ出向、その後一貫して調査畑を歩む。1991年より米国へ出向、ノーベル経済学賞を受賞したハリー・マーコビッツ氏とともに資産運用モデルの開発に従事。1992年に帰国後、株式ストラテジスト業務を担当、1996年10月よりストラテジストチームヘッド。1997年にゴールドマン・サックス・アセット・マネジメントに転じ、投資顧問部門全般のマーケティングヘッドを務めた後、1999年11月より執行役員、企画調査室長を兼務。2001年10月ピムコジャパンリミテッド入社、2002年4月より取締役社長として就任。2014年6月23日より、株式会社アトミックスメディア代表取締役CEO 及び フォーブス ジャパン発行人 兼 編集長に就任。日本経済新聞の連載等に寄稿するなど、資本市場全般に関する論文・著書多数。1992年度証券アナリストジャーナル賞受賞。早稲田大学および京都大学などで資産運用の実務に関する講義も行う。日本ファイナンス学会理事、財団法人日本再建イニシアティブ理事を務める。投資関連業務経験26年。早稲田大学より理学学士号、工学修士号を取得、また同大大学院理工学研究科博士前期課程修了。

髙橋 征夫

元JPモルガン・チェース銀行在日代表

京都大学経済学部卒業。伊藤忠商事ニューヨーク駐在為替・債券担当チーフ・ディーラー等を経て、1984年ケミカル・バンク日本代表者、マネージング・ディレクター。1992年マニュファクチャラ-ズハノーバー銀行と合併後、在日代表者として為替資金本部長を兼任。1996年同行とチェース・マンハッタン銀行との合併後、引き続き在日代表者、為替資金本部長。2001年同行東京支店長。2001年合併によりJPモルガン・チェース銀行在日代表者兼東京支店長(為替資金本部長を兼任)。2004年為替資金本部シニアアドバイザーを経て引退。著書に「トップディーラーが書いた為替の本」(時事通信社)など。

田谷 禎三

立教大学講師、元日本銀行審議委員

立教大学社会学部大学院修士課程終了後、カリフォルニア大学ロスアンジェルス校(UCLA)で経済学博士(Ph.D)取得。国際通貨基金(IMF)、大和証券経済研究所、大和総研ヨーロッパ社長兼理事などを歴任。日米21世紀委員会日本側事務局長(兼任)、大和総研常務理事を経て1999年12月から2004年12月まで日本銀行政策委員会審議委員。2004年12月から大和総研特別理事、2010年12月まで同顧問。2006年4月より立教大学経営学部特任教授。2015年より現職。著書に「世界経済図説 第三版」(共著2012年、岩波新書)、「The Functioning of Floating Exchange Rates: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications 」(Ballinger Publishing Company、共編著)、「日本経済図説第四版」(共著2013年、岩波新書)など。

豊田 正和

一般財団法人日本エネルギー経済研究所理事長、元経済産業審議官

東京大学法学部卒業、プリンストン大学ウッドロウ・ウィルソン行政大学院修士課程修了。1973年通商産業省(現・経済産業省)入省。OECD国際エネルギー機関勤務を含め、貿易・エネルギー・環境分野に従事。2003年商務情報政策局長、2006年通商政策局長、2007年経済産業審議官に就任。その間、通商政策担当者として、APEC創設、日米自動車摩擦の解決、京都議定書合意作り、ドーハ開発ラウンド開始等に貢献。2008年内閣官房宇宙開発戦略本部事務局長に就任、内閣官房参与としてアジア経済と地球温暖化も担当。2010年7月より現職。

能見 公一

株式会社ジェイ・ウィル・コーポレーション顧問、株式会社産業革新機構 前代表取締役社長

東京大学農学部農業経済学科卒業。 1969年、農林中央金庫に入庫。1993年6月、ニューヨーク支店長、帰国後1995年7月から国際金融部長、資金証券部長、債券投資部長を歴任し、市場運用を統括。1999年6月、常務理事(市場運用部門統括)、2002年6月、専務理事(総合企画、財務、運用部門統括)。2004年6月から2006年6月まで農林中金全共連アセットマネジメント株式会社代表取締役社長。2006年6月、あおぞら銀行入行、代表取締役副会長、2007年2月から同行代表取締役会長、2008年5月退任。2008年7月から2012年3月まで一橋大学大学院国際企業戦略研究科特任教授。2009年7月、株式会社産業革新機構代表取締役社長に就任、2015年6月退任。2015年7月より株式会社ジェイ・ウィル・コーポレーション顧問。

早川 英男

富士通総研経済研究所エグゼクティブフェロー、元日本銀行理事

東京大学経済学部卒業、プリンストン大学経済学大学院でM.A.取得。1977年日本銀行入行。調査統計局経済調査課長、調査統計局長、名古屋支店長などを経て、2009年3月より2013年3月まで日本銀行理事。日本銀行在職中は、調査統計局長(2001年~2007年)を含め20年以上をリサーチ部門で過ごし、マクロ経済情勢の判断などに携わった。2013年4月より現職。

門間 一夫

みずほ総合研究所エグゼクティブエコノミスト、前日本銀行理事

東京大学経済学部卒業、ペンシルベニア大学ウォートンスクールでM.A.取得。1981年日本銀行入行。調査統計局長(2007年~2012年)、金融政策の企画立案を担当する企画局長(2011年)などを歴任し、2012年~2013年に企画担当理事。2013年~2016年に国際担当理事としてG20財務相・中央銀行総裁会議などに出席した。2016年6月より現職。

安田 隆二

一橋大学大学院国際企業戦略研究科特任教授、オリックス、ヤクルト、ベネッセ社外取締役、ジェイ・ウィル・パートナーズ前会長

東京大学経済学部卒業後、カリフォルニア大学バークレー校で政治学博士(Ph.D)取得。モルガン銀行(ニューヨーク)、マッキンゼー・アンド・カンパニーのディレクターを経て1996年A.T.カーニー社アジア総代表、2003年6月よりジェイ・ ウィル・パートナーズ会長。2002年より一橋大学大学院国際企業戦略研究科教授。大和証券グループ本社、ふくおかフィナンシャルグループ、ソニー等の社外取締役を務める。専門は企業戦略論、企業再生経営論、金融機関経営論。著書に「めざめよ!銀行―新しい金融サービスの創造」(日本経済新聞社)、「企業再生マネジメント」(2003年、東洋経済新報社)、「日本の銀行進化への競争戦略――飛躍への5つの条件」(2006年、東洋経済新報社)など。

渡辺 博史

公益財団法人国際通貨研究所理事長、前国際協力銀行総裁、元財務省財務官

1971年司法試験合格、1972年東京大学法学部卒業、同年大蔵省に入省。ブラウン大学留学、国際金融情報センター出向、主税局、大臣官房秘書課長などを経て、国際局長、財務官を歴任。2007年退官後、国際金融情報センター顧問、一橋大学大学院商学研究科教授、日本政策金融公庫代表取締役副総裁等を経て、2012年に国際協力銀行代表取締役副総裁に就任、2013年より2016年まで同代表取締役総裁。2016年10月より現職。


編集長

小谷中 奈美恵

上智大学外国語学部卒。スイス銀行(現UBS)東京支店等で外国為替ディーラー、1996年からブルームバーグニュース、日本経済新聞(日経クイックニュース)等で金融市場担当記者。2005年、東京フィナンシャル・リサーチ株式会社を設立、代表取締役就任。

Meet Our Specialists

Chairman

Toyoo GYOHTEN

Honorary advisor of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance

Mr. Gyohten graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics. He served as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1989. After his retirement in 1989 he taught at Harvard University, Princeton University and University of St. Gallen as visiting professor. In 1992, he became Chairman of the Bank of Tokyo, Ltd and is currently Senior Advisor of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Mr. Gyohten served as President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs from 1995 and assumed the current position in 2016. Among his numerous publications are Changing Fortunes: (Times Books 1992) co-authored with former FRB Chairman Paul Volcker and Currency Makes The World Go Around (PHP Publishing 2011).


Editorial Board

Hirofumi GOMI

Former Commissioner of Financial Services Agency

Mr. Hirofumi Gomi graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo and received his LLM at Harvard Law School. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1972 and served as the Financial Services Agency Commissioner in 2004-2007. During his years as a bureaucrat he has extensive experience in dealing with the financial sector during turbulent times and was dedicated to the stabilization of the Japanese financial system. After retiring from the FSA, he assumed a position as advisor at the law firm Nishimura & Asahi, and went on to become Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Institute (Japan) Co., Ltd. in 2009 (until March 2013) while also teaching at Aoyama Gakuin University as professor eminent. He published his memoirs in spring of 2012, “The Years of Financial Upheaval --Monologue of a FSA Commissioner” (Nikkei Publishing).

Hideo HAYAKAWA

Senior Executive Fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute
Former Executive Director of the Bank of Japan

Mr. Hideo Hayakawa graduated from the Economics Department of the University of Tokyo in 1977, and received M.A. in economics from the Graduate School of Princeton University in 1985. He joined the Bank of Japan in 1977, and served as an Executive Director in 2009-2013. During his career at the Bank of Japan, Mr. Hayakawa assumed many research related positions at Research and Statistics Department as well as Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, including Director General of Research and Statistics Department in 2001-2007. In April 2013, he joined Fujitsu Research Institute as an Executive Fellow of Economic Research Center.

Takatoshi ITO

Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Senior Professor, National Graduate Institute For Policy Studies
Former member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy

Professor Ito graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics. After completing his M.A. in Economics at the graduate school of Hitotsubashi University, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University. He taught at the University of Minnesota (1979-1988), Hitotsubashi University (1988-2002), and the University of Tokyo (2004-2014) before assuming his current position in 2015. He was Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (1992-1994), Senior Advisor at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (1994-1997), Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs (1999-2001), and member of the Prime Minister's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (2006-2008). His specialties are open macroeconomics and Japanese economy. His current research topic includes micro-structure of the foreign exchange rate market. Among his publications are The Japanese Economy (MIT Press), and Inflation Targeting (Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha).

Hidetaka KAWAKITA

Adjunct Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management (Professor Emeritus)

After completing his B.A. in Economics at Kyoto University, Prof. Kawakita joined the Nippon Life Insurance Company in 1974. He worked as Chief Strategist of the Financial Research Department at the NLI Research Institute, then rejoined Nippon Life as General Manager, Treasury and Capital Markets Department, then went on to become General Manager, Managing Finance and Investment Planning Department and a Director of the company. In March 2003, he resigned voluntarily from Nippon Life, having become a Professor at Chuo University's Graduate School of International Accounting in July of the previous year. In March 2004, he became Professor at Doshisha University's Faculty of Policy Studies, in charge of Finance. His current positions include Director of the Security Analysts Association of Japan, and Director of the Nippon Finance Association. From April 2005, he served as a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University's Faculty of Economics and obtained a Doctor of Economics from Kyoto University. Since April 2006, he became a Professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Management and assumed the current position in 2016. Among his publications are Structural Changes in the Japanese Stock Markets (Toyo Keizai Shimpo 1995), Empirical Analysis of Stock and Fixed Income Investment (Chuokeizai-sha 2008), and Securitization? New Mission and Risk Verification (Kinzai Institute of Financial Affairs 2012).

Yuko KAWAMOTO

Professor, Waseda University Graduate School of Business and Finance

After working in the Bank of Tokyo, Prof. Kawamoto joined McKinsey & Company in 1988, based in Tokyo (1988-94, 2000-04) and in Paris (1995- 1999). While taking up professorship at Waseda University since 2004, she also serves as independent auditor to Tokyo Marine Holdings (2006- ) and as independent director to Monex Group (2006- ), Yamaha Motor (2009- ), Itochu Corporation (2011-), and Japan Exchange(2013-) . She is also Trustee Director of Thomson Reuters Founders Company. Prof. Kawamoto has served on several Japanese government committees. She was appointed "budget screener" (2009-10) and a member of Space Development Strategy Committee (2010-12) of the DPJ administrations. In the former LDP administrations, Prime Minister Koizumi appointed her as a member of the Road Privatization Commission (2002-05). She also worked as advisor to Financial Services Minister (2003-05), as well as member of eminent persons group on the lost pension records issue (2006). She holds a BA degree in Social Psychology from the University of Tokyo, and a MSc. degree in Development Economics from the University of Oxford (St. John's College).

Kazuo MOMMA

Executive Economist of Mizuho Research Institute
Former Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan

Mr. Momma is Executive Economist of Mizuho Research Institute. Prior to assuming current position in June 2016, he spent 35 years at the Bank of Japan. He joined the Bank of Japan in 1981 and became Director-General for Research and Statistics Department in 2007 and then for Monetary Affairs Division in 2011. He served as Executive Director in charge of monetary policy during 2012-13 and attended G20 and other international meetings as Assistant Governor during 2013-16. He acquired a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1981 and an MBA from Wharton School in 1988.

Kimikazu NOUMI

Advisor, J-Will Corporation Ltd.
Former President and CEO, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan

After completing his B.A. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Tokyo, Mr. Noumi joined The Norinchukin Bank in 1969. He became Deputy Manager of the International Finance Division in 1990 and then assumed the post of General Manager of the New York Branch in 1993. After returning to Japan in 1995, he served as General Manager of the International Finance Division, Treasury Securities Division and Securities Investment Division. He went on to become Managing Director in 1999 and Senior Managing Director in 2002. In 2004, he resigned from the Norinchukin Bank and became President of the Norinchukin Zenkyoren Asset Management Co., Ltd. In 2006, he joined Aozora Bank Ltd. as Vice Chairman and served as Chairman from 2007 until May 2008. From July 2008 to March 2012, Chaired Professor at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. He served as President and CEO of the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan from July 2009 to June 2015. He has joined J-Will Corporation Ltd., as Advisor since July 2015.

Yukuo TAKAHASHI

Former Branch Manager of JP Morgan Chase Bank, Tokyo Branch

Mr. Takahashi graduated from the Kyoto University Faculty of Economics. After working as Chief Dealer of Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income at the New York Office of ITOCHU Corporation, in 1984, he became the Managing Director of Chemical Bank in Japan. In 1992, after the merger with the Manufacturers Hanover Bank, as the representative of Japan, he also assumed the post of General Manager in charge of the Global Currency and Commodity Group. After the merger with the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1996, he continued to serve as Japan Representative, and General Manager in Charge of the Global Currency and Commodity Group. In 2001, he became the Tokyo Branch Manager. After the merger in 2001, he became Branch Manager of JPMorgan Chase Bank, Tokyo Branch (also continuing his duties as General Manager in charge of the Global Currency and Commodity Group). After serving as Senior Advisor to the Global Currency and Commodity Group, he retired in 2004. His publications include The Book of Foreign Exchange Written by a Top Dealer (Jiji Tsushin, 1989).

Makoto TAKANO

Forbes JAPAN CEO & Editor-in-Chief
DV4 Founder & CEO
Former Managing Director and President of PIMCO Japan Ltd.

Mr. Takano is a CEO of atomixmedia, inc. and publisher and editor-in-chief of Forbes Japan since June, 2014. Prior to joining atomixmedia, inc., he was a managing director and president of PIMCO Japan. Before joining PIMCO in 2001, he was head of marketing at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mr. Takano’s prior experience also includes work at Daiwa Securities where was head of the strategists team and at Daiwa Institute of Research. Mr. Takano has published extensively on the capital markets. In 1992, he was awarded a Securities Analysts Journal Prize by the Securities Analyst Association of Japan. He has also given lectures on asset management at Waseda University and Kyoto University. He has 26 years of investment experience and holds master’s and undergraduate degrees in engineering from Waseda University. He serves as a director of Nippon Finance Association and Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation.

Teizo TAYA

Lecturer, Rikkyo University
Former member of the policy board at the Bank of Japan

Mr. Taya graduated from Rikkyo University, College of Social Relations. After completing his M.A. in Industrial Relations at the graduate school of Rikkyo University, he went on to receive his Ph.D in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. After working as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), he joined Daiwa Securities Research Institute. He became Managing Director at Daiwa Institute of Research Europe, London, and Director at Daiwa Institute of Research, Tokyo. After serving as Managing Director of Daiwa Institute of Research, he became a member of the policy board at the Bank of Japan(1999-2004). Since December 2004, he served as Special Counselor and then as advisor at the Daiwa Institute of Research until December 2010. From April 2006, he was a Professor at Rikkyo University College of Business and has assumed the current position since 2015. His publications include the World Economy Illustrated (third edition, coauthor, Iwanami 2012) and The Functioning of Floating Exchange Rates: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications (coeditor, Ballinger Publishing Company).

Masakazu TOYODA

Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Former Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Masakazu Toyoda graduated from the Law Faculty at Tokyo University in 1973, and received a master’s degree in public affairs at The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1979. He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and his experience in such fields as trade, energy and environment is extensive. In 2003, he was named the director-general of the commerce and information policy bureau. In 2006, Mr. Toyoda became the director-general of the Trade Policy Bureau and was made vice-minister for international affairs the following year. During the period in charge of trade policy, he made substantial contribution to create APEC, conclude Uruguay Round, resolve US/Japan auto trade dispute, launch Doha developmental round among others. He became secretary-general at the secretariat of strategic headquarters for space policy in 2008. He has also served as special adviser to the cabinets on the Asian economy and climate change. Since 2010, he has served as Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.

Hiroshi WATANABE

President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Former Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs

After graduated from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Watanabe joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1972. Before he was appointed to Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 2004, he occupied various senior positions including Director-General and Deputy Director-General of International Finance Bureau, Personal Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Director positions of Secretarial Division and Tax Bureau at the Ministry of Finance. After his retirement in 2007 he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University. From 2013 to 2016, he served as CEO and Executive Managing Director of Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Since October 2016, he has been the President of the IIMA. Mr. Watanabe received LLB at the University of Tokyo and an MA in Economics at Brown University. He also passed bar examination in 1971.

Ryuji YASUDA

Adjunct Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
Outside Board of Director Orix Corporation, Benesse Corporation, and Yakult
Former Chairman of J-Will Partners Co., Ltd.

After graduating from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Economics, Prof. Yasuda received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked at Morgan Guaranty Trust in New York, then at McKinsey & Company as Director. From 1996, he served as Chairman & Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Asia. He served as Chairman of J-Will Partners Co., Ltd. since June 2003. He is a Professor at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. He serves as independent director of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. and Sony Corporation. His specialties are corporate strategy, M&A and management of financial institutions. His publications include How to Revive Japanese Corporations (Toyo Keizai Shimpo) and Competition Strategy for Evolution of Japanese Banks (Toyo Keizai Shimpo).


Editor-in-Chief

Namie KOYANAKA

Ms. Koyanaka graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University. She has experience as a foreign exchange dealer at the Tokyo Branch of the Swiss Bank Corporation (currently UBS), as well as at other institutions. From 1996, she served as financial markets reporter at Bloomberg News and the Nikkei. In 2005, Ms. Koyanaka founded the Tokyo Financial Research Co., Ltd. and has assumed the position of President and CEO.