【MBS】 Report on The 2nd Meeting of Japan-Asia Family Business Forum (Co-sponsored by Family Business Asia-Pacific)

Jan. 10, 2019

Panel Discussion Panel Discussion

Prof. Yamamura from MBS Prof. Yamamura from MBS

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          Wednesday, December 19, 2018, The 2nd Meeting of Japan-Asia Family Business Forum was held at Global Front, in Meiji University. From morning to noon, the following performances were held after the greetings by Prof. Satoru Kimura, Dean of Graduate School of Global Business and Ryuji Konishi (Ritsumeikan APU Visiting Professor).

-Lecture by Prof. Andrea L. Santiago (Professor of Asian Institute of Management)
-Special lecture by Mr. Yoichiro Ishihara (World Bank) "Expectations for human resource development in Japan Asia"
-Special lecture by Prof. Roger King (Professor, Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) "Family Business Regional Comparison - Similarity and Difference"
-Special lecture by Mr. Yukihide Nomura (Director, Industrial Human Resources Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI) "Importance of Family Business Human Resources Development and Business Succession"
-Lunchtime Special Talk by Mr. Saku Honcho (President, Ruizen Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.)

          In the afternoon, panel discussion, whose theme was "Family Business Human Resources Development and University Contribution", was facilitated by Mr. Ryuji Konishi (Ritsumeikan APU Visiting Professor) with the members as below;
-Prof. Andrea L. Santiago
-Ms. Hiroko Morohashi (UNITED SPORTS FOUNDATION Director)
-Yoshiro Yamamura, Professor of the Graduate School of Global Business
-Prof. Roger King

          Prof. Roger King is a prominent researcher of family business. He eagerly talked about desirable management ways of family business in international context, which is a different way from the long-established business in Japan. Andrea L. Santiago, who has abundant experiences in the field of higher education and consulting business, delivered an impressive story that necessary education for sustainable family business started from editing family books with genealogy and picture ones for children. The panelists and audience enjoyed interactive discussion, and this symposium was a valuable occasion to discuss the future direction of family business based on the difference in international context.

          MBS will actively hold symposiums related to Family Business which is one of the key points of us, and we will make efforts to further internationalize by interacting with leading overseas business schools.

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