Shuzaburo TAKEDA, Ph.D.

Dr. Takeda is Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Specially Appointed Professor of Kyoto University, Management Advisor of RIKEN (RIKEN is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution, founded in 1917). Also, he is Founding Director of the Business University Forum of Japan. He has been intimately involved in the US-Japan. relationship for more than 35 years. Especially, he has close relationship with Ambassador Howard Baker for decades. Also he is Senior Advisor to International Association of University Presidents (IAUP). He started "Takeda & Associates" in 2006 (


Prior to join Kyoto University from May, 2012, Dr. Takeda was Professor and also Advisor to the Office of the President, Waseda University until March 2012. Prior to join Waseda University, he was Professor of Engineering, Tokai University, Japan. Also, he was Executive Fellow to Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University during 1995 to 1998. During 1990 to 1992, he was Special Assistant, Office of the President for the five campuses comprising the University of Tennessee system, and also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the Knoxville Campus. Prior to join the University of Tennessee, he was Visiting Professor of Elliott School for the International Affairs, The George Washington University 1989 to 1990. Also, he was Visiting Professor, Peace Studies Program, Cornell University, 1984, and Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Production Technologies, Tokyo University, Japan. Prior to that, he was a Member of the Doctoral Faculty, Chemistry Department, University of North Carolina, 1969 to 1972. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Ohio State University in 1969. Dr. Takeda also has two degrees, one in Applied Engineering and one in Political Science.

He has been a Member of International Advisory Council for Asia (IACA) of Washington University in St. Louis for 19 years. He was a Founding Member of the Energy Security Group, the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. He has served many governmental committees concerning on energy / technology / industrial policy as Member/Chairmen.

Dr. Takeda's research has covered a broad range including cognitive science, policy studies such as macro-techno policies in energy, environment, non-proliferation, innovation policies and etc. At hard research area, he has conducted chemical laser project(COIL) where he holds 5 patents. He has published more than 10 books, including 'Deming's Organization' in 2006, and "Phronimos - People who lead innovation" in 2009, Japan. His newest book titled "Fallacy of Energy Civilization: Revised" was republished in 2011, which original was published in 1975, Japan. He is a member of Cosmos Club, Washington, DC.