神戸大学大学院経営学研究科:神戸大学経営学部

Interview Series

 Views of Japanese CEOs ; Interviews on their Carers and Leadership. RIAM (Research Institute of Advanced Management), an NPO affiliated with Graduate School of Business Administration at Kobe University, has conducted a series of interviews with CEOs of major Japanese Corporations.
 We are glad to announce that most of those interviews, which are given official permission to disseminate through our website, are now to be access for those who are interested in how Japanese CEOs make sense of their experience in English.
 Among them included are Yoshiharu Fukuhara at Shiseido, Kaoru Seto at Yamato Unyu, to name a few.
 For those who are adept in Japanese language, please feel free to contact us for access to original interviews in Japanese.

Business Insight English Ver.(PDF)

No. Company's name (in the time) Name Position
(in the time)
Title Interviewed Season Business Insight Vol.
1
Daiei, Inc. Isao Nakauchi
(Chairman and President)
How Will the Corporation Management Change? 1993 Spring
1
2
Co-op Kobe Isao Takamura
(Chairman)
Organizing movements - The Third Step to the Community Business 1993 Summer
2
3
Aoyama Trading Co., Ltd. Goro Aoyama
(President)
Secret of Aoyama Trading Co., Ltd. Growth 1994 Spring
5
4
Nikko Securities Inc. Kichiro Takao
(President)
Corporate philosophy and strategy of Nikko Securities Inc. 1994 Autumn
7
5
Nihon Satellite Broadcasting Corp Shoji Sakuma
(President)
Possibility of satellite broadcasting under media competition 1994 Winter
8
6
S-SYSTEM Co.,Ltd. Masafumi Miyamoto
(Representative Directort)
Business System to Create Software 1995 Spring
9
7
Shiseido Co., Ltd. Yoshiharu Fukuhara
(President)
Corporate Roots and My Own Style 1995 Winter
12
8
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Tetsuro Kawakami
(Chairman)
Toward the Creation of Kobe as an International City 1996 Spring
13
9
Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd Masao Maekawa
(Chairman)
Independent Unit Management and Corporation as “Ba” (the site) that Let Us Live” 1996 Summer
14
10
Muneaki Masuda Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. Muneaki Masuda
(President)
The Way an Entrepreneur Lives - Full of Stimuli After the Noon of Life 1996 Autumn
15
11
Calbee Foods Co., Ltd. Masahiko Matsuo
(President)
Establish continual business system of “Agricultural and industrial unification”, “Commercial and industrial unification” and logistics 1996 Winter
16
12
Non-Destructive Inspection Co., Ltd. Takashi Yamaguchi
(President)
Management that Respects Humanity: Footstep of the Growth of a Research and Development Service Corporation 1997 Summer
18
13
Pasona Group Inc. Yasuyuki Nanbu
(President)
Think about Earthquake Restoration by Business 1997 Autumn
19
14
UNICUL International, Inc. Kaori Sasaki
(President)
Creation out of a Global Human Network 1998 Summer
22
15
Kyocera Communication System Co., Ltd. Naoyuki Morita
(President)
Amoeba Management System makes organization active 1998 Winter
24
16
Komatsu Ltd. Satoru Anzaki
(President)
Software without manufacturing base would be meaningless 1999 Summer
26
17
Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Masatoshi Tezuka
(President)
As a Leader of Local Cultural Creation ~ Private Railway Management, From the Past to the Future ~ 1999 Autumn
27
18
Felissimo Corporation Kazuhiko Yazaki
(President)
Focusing on what we want to produce 2000 Spring
29
19
Takako Industries Inc. Yoshitomo Ishizaki
(President)
Suggestive selling company will survive 2000 Autumn
31
20
Kobe Consumer’s Association and Federation of Women’s Organization Michiko Senoo
(Executive Director)
Consumer’s activity to solve problem 2001 Spring
33
21
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. Iichi Shingu
(Chairman)
Hold spirits, courage and persistence, I deal with a matter 2001 Summer
34
22
NTT Data Science Corporation Yukio Nagashima
(President)
Start as company functional split-up and aim to be the top in the Japanese IT Consultant industry with free and vigorous corporate culture created by removing administrative thought 2001 Autumn
35
23
Kume Co., Ltd. Nobuyuki Kume
(President)
Cooperate Management that Sees Through the Times 2002 Spring
37
24
Shiseido Co., Ltd. Morio Ikeda
(President)
Leadership with emphasis on the feeling of serving people-Leadership with the theory-in-practice of “Serve,” which he finally reached through his career and experiences 2002 Summer
38
25
Sumitomo Corporation Kenji Miyahara
(Chairman)
Traces and vision of reform for rapid growth of general trading company 2002 Autumn
39
26
Elephant Design Co., Ltd.(CUUSOO SYSTEM co., Ltd) Kohei Nishiyama
(Chairman)
User-Oriented Marketing System 2002 Winter
40
27
Mayor of the City of Kobe Tatsuo Yada
(Mayor)
Walk to be the Mayor of Kobe and the Future-Talk on His Career as a Mayor and His Leadership 2003 Summer
42
28
Moriban Co, Ltd. Masami Mori
(President)
Persistently observe seven conditions to keep high-value added management 2003 Autumn
43
29
Tokyo Healthcare Foundation, Nerima General Hospital Shuhei Iida
(CEO)
Continuous Management Innovations at a Health Care Field-Purposes and Issues of Healthcare Version TQM Told by the Top of a Hospital 2003 Winter
44
30
Frank Russell Company, Ltd. Masanori Tsuno
(President)
The Professionals Supporting Pension Operation in Japan 2004 Spring
45
31
Meitec Corporation Kosuke Nishimoto
(President)
Progressing Engineering Outsourcing-Best matching system to coordinate the engineer’s labor market 2004 Summer
46
32
Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. Michio Matsui
(President)
President Makes a Decision to Throw Away, and Commits Himself into the Decision?President of Matsui Securities who Provide a Place of Stock Trading to Individual Investors 2004 Autumn
47
33
Hankyu Holdings, Inc. Kazuo Sumi
(President)
Management of a Private Railway to Increase the Value of the Areas along the Railway and to Develop the Areas along the Railway 2005 Summer
50
34
Yamaha Corporation Shuji Ito
(President)
Let the Yamaha Brand Shine as Everyone in the Company Thinks Strategically 2005 Autumn
51
35
Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd. Kazuhiro Kanauchi
(Senior Managing Executive Officer General Manager, Overseas Division)
Mission Link Between Working (Corporate Development) and Studying (MBA) 2005 Winter
52
36
Mizuno Corporation Masato Mizuno
(President)
Austerity and fortitude Management Strategy 2006 Spring
53
37
Tamanoi Vinegar Corporation Tsutomu Harino
(President)
He’s fascinated with something brilliant 2006 Summer
54
38
Toys Club Teruhisa Kitahara
(President)
Successful hint for hobby business 2006 Autumn
55
39
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. Kaoru Seto
(President)
Specialty of the New President who Created “Cool Takkyubin” 2007 Spring
57
40
House Foods Corporation Akira Oze
(President)
We Want to Reach Out to All the “Houses” in the World 2007 Summer
58
41
Shiseido Co., Ltd Shinzo Maeda
(President)
Eventful Life of the man who reformed a “Beautiful Well-established Company” 2007 Autumn
59
42
Calbee Foods Co., Ltd. Yasuo Nakata
(President)
Ideal Innovation that the revolutionist aimed 2007 Winter
60