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Shuzaburo Takeda, Ph.D.

Shuzaburo Takeda is President of Takeda and Associates. He had served as Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) under Abe Administration until August 31st, 2017. Dr. Takeda has several hats in Japan and in US. He is Senior Advisor to the President Office, Nagoya University. And he is Management Advisor to RIKEN (RIKEN is the Japan's largest comprehensive research institution, founded in 1917). Dr. Takeda is also Founding Director of The Business-University Forum of Japan (he was Executive Director in 1992-2009). He has been intimately involved in the Japan-US relationship for 40 years and for decades had been a close advisor to the late Howard H. Baker (Senator, Former US Ambassador to Japan). He was a Senior Advisor to The Japan-U.S. Strategic Advisory under Senator Baker in 2008. In US, Dr. Takeda has been a Member of the International Advisory Council for Asia (IACA), Washington University in St. Louis from 1994. Also, he is the President Council member of the Olin College of Engineering from 2014. He accepted the position of Executive Advisor to the Ohio State University (where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1969) in September, 2017. In December, 2017, Ohio State University notified that Dr. Takeda has been selected by the college of Arts and Science at OSU to receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni award. In recent years, Dr. Takeda is promoting collaboration between universities and research institutions in Japan and the United States, especially in digital science.


In Japan: Dr. Takeda was Senior Advisor to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2013-2017. He was Executive Advisor to International Coordination at Hokkaido University in 2013-2016. Dr. Takeda was Professor and Advisor to the Office of the President, Waseda University in 2007-2012. Prior to join Waseda University, he was Professor of Engineering at Tokai University in 1978-2005. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Production Technologies of Tokyo University in 1985-1988. Dr. Takeda served as Executive Director, the Business-University Forum of Japan in 1992-2009. He has served as Member/Chairman on many government committees concerned with energy, technology and industrial policy in Japan.

In overseas: Dr. Takeda served as Senior Advisor to the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) in 2007-2013. He was Executive Fellow at the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University from 1995 to 1998. From 1990 to 1992, he was Special Assistant, Office of the President for the five campuses comprising the University of Tennessee statewide system and also a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the Knoxville Campus. Prior to join to the University of Tennessee, he was a Visiting Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University in 1989-1990. In 1984, he was a Visiting Professor at the Peace Studies Program, Cornell University.

For his activities, Dr. Takeda was an Advisor to President of the Quest University for Canada and a Recommender of US-Japan Research Institute. He was a Founding Member of the Energy Security Group, the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC.

Educational background: Dr. Takeda earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Ohio State University in 1969. He was a member of the Doctoral Faculty in the Chemistry Department of the University of North Carolina from 1969 to 1972. He also holds Master's Degrees in Applied Engineering and Political Science. He graduated from Keio University, Japan and earned his Master Degree in Engineering 1966.

Dr. Takeda's research has covered a broad range of concentrations including digital science field,cognitive science, policy studies including macro-techno policies in energy, environment, non-proliferation and innovation policies. In the hard research area, he has conducted chemical laser projects (COIL) where he holds 5 patents and he has published over 10 books.

Dr. Takeda is a member of Cosmos Club, Washington, DC from 1986.

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