Business Lecture Series

Since 1986, Keizai Koho Center has provided Japanese universities with the “Business Lecture Series” to help students understand the roles and challenges of corporations. In the 2019-2020 term, corporate leaders, managers and engineers will teach 8 courses at 7 universities. For the second term, 51 business persons from 46 companies and industrial organizations will teach at the following universities:


Waseda University School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering,
School of Advanced Science and Engineering

Lectures on “Technologies and Corporate Strategies to Create a Sustainable Society” to familiarize students with the concept of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Waseda University School of Commerce
Lectures on “Japanese Corporations: Adapting to Changes”

Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School
Special Course on “Science and Technology: The Future of Energy and Environmental Technologies”

Keio University Faculty of Policy Management, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Hiroshima City University
Doshisha University Faculty of Policy Studies
Lectures on “Challenges of 21st Century Corporations: Business Strategies in the Digital Age”

Lectures for the 2019-20 first term:

Meiji University School of Business Administration
Lectures on “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Corporate Strategy” by Japanese businesses and organizations that are actively making efforts towards realising the Sustainable Development Goals, including Keidanren, ANA, Ajinomoto, Omron, NEC, Sumitomo Chemical, Hitachi, LIXIL, Sumitomo Corporation, AEON, Ohkawa Printing, and the Development Bank of Japan.

Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce
Lectures on “Changes in the Business Environment and the Growth Strategies of Corporations” by Shiseido, Mitsubishi Materials, Amazon, Marubeni, Mazda, Oji Paper, Mizuho Financial Group, Seven & i, Central Japan Railway Company, Mitsubishi Corporation, Komatsu, and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company.

Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies
Lectures on “International Strategies and Business Philosophies of Japanese Corporations”

Sophia University
Lectures on “New Value Creation: Japanese Companies in the Information Society”