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. 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

・Counselor Tokai National Higher Education and Research System, Japan

Former Management Advisor to RIKEN (RIKEN is Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, founded in 1917)

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

・Member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC from 1992


Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award 2018, from Ohio State University where he earned his Ph.D. in physics.

Professional Career


Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) under Abe Administration


Management Advisor to RIKEN 

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)

< In overseas

President’s Council member to Olin College of Engineering (Boston, MA)

Counselor, International Advisory Council for Asia (IACA), Washington University in St. Louis

・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.

Educational background

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.

Office Address

Takanawa 4-24-55-516 Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074, Japan