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This time, our topic is 'higher education'. The forum will introduce the executive members of International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), Yamanshi Gakuin University (YGU). ICLA is the most recent and ambitious innovation of Yamanashi Gakuin. The guest speakers will discuss a new trend and future of higher education in Japan.

Date: June 18, 2015 (Thursday) 19:00-22:00
· 19:00 - Doors Open & Buffet Party
· 20:00 - Presentation “ICLA: JAPAN'S FIRST GENUINE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE” (in Japanese and English)
5-5-24 Minami Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 03-5774-4563

2 minute walk from the Tokyo Metro “Omotesando” Station Exit B3.
» Access
· FFO Member: ¥10,000
· Non-member: ¥15,000
Guest speaker:
Mr. Koji Furuya
Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, Yamanashi Gakuin

2001 B.A. Law (University of Tokyo)
2004 Licensed to practice law in Japan
2004 Practicing attorney
2006 Secretariat to the President and Chairman of the Board, Yamanashi Gakuin
2013 Advisor to the Chairman
2015 Vice President,Yamanashi Gakuin University

Mr. Hitoshi Suga
Associate Dean (Branding & Marketing), International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

1976 B.A. Political Science ( School of Political Science & Economics, Waseda University)
1976 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Now: Mitsui & Co.)
1985 M.B.A. (Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University)
1996 Founder, President & CEO, MVC Corporation (Now: Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd.)
1999 Vice Chairman & Board Member (Presently Special Advisor to President), Tully's Coffee Japan Co., Ltd.
2004 School Master/Founder, Marunouchi Entrepreneurship School
2006 Visiting Professor, Global Business Program, Akita International University
2009 to 2013 Adjunct Lecturer, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, Kyoto University (Presently Guest Lecturer)
2010 Adjunct Lecturer, M.B.A. program,Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University

Mr. Takaaki Takeuchi
Executive Director, International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

1984 B.A. in Economics and Psychology (Williams College, Williamstown)
1984 Research Analyst, Nomura Securities (Tokyo/ Toronto/ NY)
1993 Director, Wellington Management Company (Boston)
1996 Vice President, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Tokyo)
1999 Executive Director, UBS (Trust & Banking) Limited (Tokyo)
2000 Managing Director, Zurich Scudder Investments Japan, Inc. (Tokyo)
2002 President/CEO, Prudential Financial Advisors Securities (Tokyo)
2007 Founder, President & CEO, TNC Solutions (Shanghai)
2013 Advisor, Teach For Japan (Tokyo)


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