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 2017. He has several hats in Japan and the United States. Dr. Takeda has been intimately involved in the Japan-US relationship nearly 45 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 of The Japan-U.S. Strategic Advisory.
In recent years, he has been promoting collaboration between universities and research institutions in Japan and the United States, especially in digital science. He received 2018 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the Ohio State University where he earned his Ph.D. in physics.
Dr. Takeda’s official titles
・President, Takeda and Associates, established 2005
・Executive Advisor to the Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
・Special Advisor to the President, Tsukuba University, Japan
・Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group, USA
・Senior Advisor to the President Office, Nagoya University, Japan
・Management Advisor to RIKEN (RIKEN is Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, founded in 1917)
・President’s Council member to Olin College of Engineering (Boston, MA)
・Counselor, International Advisory Council for Asia (IACA), Washington University in St. Louis
・Founding Director of The Business-University Forum of Japan (he was Executive Director in 1992-2009)
・Cosmos Club Member since 1993 (Washington D.C.)
・Counselor, Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan in Japan
・Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award 2018, from Ohio State University where he earned his Ph.D. in physics.
・Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) under Abe Administration
・Special Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
(Shishu-Kan), Kyoto University
・International Cooperation Advisor, Hokkaido University
・Senior Advisor to the President Office and Professor, Waseda University
・Professor of the Department of Engineering, Tokai University
・Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Production Technologies of Tokyo University
・Councilor of the Asian Population and Development Association
・Advisor to the Nansei Shoto Industrial Advancement Center (Okinawa)
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・Senior Advisor to The Japan-U.S. Strategic Advisory under Senator Howard H. Baker (Baker Donelson)
・Senior Advisor to the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
・Recommender of US-Japan Research Institute (USJI)
・Advisor to President David Strangway of the Quest University in Canada
・Executive Fellow at the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University
・Special Assistant to the Office of the President for the five campuses comprising the University of Tennessee statewide system
・Distinguished Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the Knoxville Campus, University of Tennessee
・Visiting Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
・Founding Member of the Energy Security Group, the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC.
・Visiting Professor at the Peace Studies Program, Cornell University
・Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
He has served as Member/Chairman on many government committees concerned with energy, technology and industrial policy in Japan and U.S.
・Doctor’s Degree (Ph.D.) in Physics at Ohio State University
・Master’s Degrees in Applied Engineering and Political Science, Keio University
Field of Study
Digital Science Policy, International relations, Organizational Theory, Cognitive Science, Energy Security, Energy Technology, Optical Engineering
Dr. Takeda’s research has covered a broad range of concentrations including the 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.
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