Organizational structure

Research activities at the Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center consist of two types of research projects: projects led by researchers of Ritsumeikan University and projects conducted by researchers invited from external institutes, both foreign and Japanese. The center also houses a laboratory named RITA-LABO which conducts research and development on educational programs based on Inamori’s management philosophy in cooperation with Ritsumeikan’s affiliated schools and other schools.

At the center, the Research Strategy Committee discusses and proposes research policies to build a network of researchers, while the Steering Committee discusses proposals made by the Research Strategy Committee and decides the direction of research.

Organizational structure

Researcher List

As the spiritual pillar of the center, Dr. Kazuo Inamori is installed as Director Emeritus. Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University, and other prominent scholars are invited to serve as research advisors of the center, and will offer advice concerning research and operation of the center from higher and broader perspectives.

  • Kazuo Inamori

    Director Emeritus Kazuo Inamori Chairman Emeritus, Kyocera Corporation

  • Ikujiro Nonaka

    Research Advisor Ikujiro Nonaka Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University

  • Nobuyuki Kaji

    Research Advisor Nobuyuki Kaji Professor Emeritus at Osaka University

  • Kazuichi Sakamoto

    Research Advisor Kazuichi Sakamoto Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus at Ritsumeikan University

  • Yoshihito Ohta

    Research Advisor Yoshihito Ohta Councilor,
    The Ritsumeikan Trust.
    Former Director, Kyocera Corporation.

  • Atsushi Aoyama

    Chief Director Atsushi Aoyama Professor at the Graduate School of Technology Management, Ritsumeikan University

  • Takahiro Nakajima

    Director Takahiro Nakajima Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
    Affiliate Professor at OIC Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University

  • Eugene Choi

    Director Eugene Choi Professor at the Graduate School of Technology Management, Ritsumeikan University

  • Hiroshi Kuraishi

    Director Hiroshi Kuraishi Researcher at Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center,Ritsumeikan University

  • Yukio Ukai

    Researcher Yukio Ukai Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Ritsumeikan University

  • Akio Tokuda

    Researcher Akio Tokuda Professor at the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University

  • Hatsumi Hamada

    Researcher Hatsumi Hamada Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan University

  • Yoichi Okumura

    Researcher Yoichi Okumura Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan University

  • Tatsuya Sato

    Researcher Tatsuya Sato Professor at the College of Comprehensive Psychology, Ritsumeikan University

  • Mitsuyuki Inaba

    Researcher Mitsuyuki Inaba Professor at the College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University

  • Kazuho Yamaura

    Researcher Kazuho Yamaura Professor at the College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University

  • Masaki Kozu

    Researcher Masaki Kozu Affiliate Professor at Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

  • Fumihiro Kanai

    Researcher Fumihiro Kanai Affiliate Professor at Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

  • Nobuhiko Hibara

    Researcher Nobuhiko Hibara Associate Professor of Finance,Waseda Business School

  • Akira Hasegawa

    Researcher Akira Hasegawa Ritsumeikan Primary School
    Vice Principal

  • Michiko Sawano

    Researcher Michiko Sawano Associate Professor at the College of Comprehensive Psychology,
    Ritsumeikan University

  • Shigeyuki Kitani

    Researcher Shigeyuki Kitani Manager, Education Planning Department, Human Resources Development Division, Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group, Kyocera Corporation

  • John Wilson

    Researcher John Wilson Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor at the Faculty of Business & Law, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

  • Tatsuhito Kono

    Researcher Tatsuhito Kono Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science at Tohoku University

  • Takeshi Saito

    Researcher Takeshi Saito Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nagasaki

  • Etsuko Taniguchi

    Researcher Etsuko Taniguchi Affiliate Assistant Professor at Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

  • Shaojie Dou

    Researcher Shaojie Dou Assistant Professor at the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University

  • Noriko Yamagishi

    Researcher Noriko Yamagishi Senior Researcher at the Center for Information and Neural Networks, the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology

  • Tsukasa Yamanaka

    Researcher Tsukasa Yamanaka Professor at the College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

  • Yuichi Yoda

    Researcher Yuichi Yoda Associate Professor at the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University

  • Naritoshi Kageyama

    Researcher Naritoshi Kageyama Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School Vice Principal

  • Shodo Mizuki

    Researcher Shodo Mizuki Representative Director, Religious Corporation Saikoji


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