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Kotaro Tamura

Invited Fellow at RAND Corporation
Mr. Tamura began his career as an investment banker and CEO of a newspaper company. He is the owner of the custom-made business suits supplier, F-one. From 2002 to 2010, he served as a Senator (2002-2010) in the Japanese Diet, first as the Deputy Minister of Fiscal and Economic Policymaking and Financial Affairs (2006-2007) and then as the Chairman of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (2008-2009). He then became an advocate of the Sovereign Wealth Fund for Japan.

Mr. Tamura earned a bachelor’s degree at Waseda University, an MBA from Keio University, a law degree from Duke Law School, and a master's in economics from Yale and Fletcher. He also completed advanced management studies at Oxford. He is currently appointed as an invited Fellow at RAND Corporation and is a teaching fellow at Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy of National University of Singapore.
Global Japan
FEB 2, 2012

How Asian Corporations deal with Globalization 2/2

Dr. Karthik Ramanna of Harvard Business School and Mr. Kotaro Tamura, Invited Fellow at RAND Corporation and former Senator of Japan, engaged students in an open discussion on the changing roles of corporations in the world after the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Topics included the recent scandal at Olympus, Toyota’s highly publicized recalls of 2010, the challenge of sustainability for globalized corporations, and the changing nature of leadership needed to meet the needs and expectations of a much wider stakeholder base. Attendants of this open discussion engaged in an active discussion on these topics with Dr. Ramanna and Mr. Tamura.

Global Japan
FEB 1, 2012

How Asian Corporations Deal with Globalization (Part 1 of 2)

From the Olympus scandal to Toyota’s 2010 recalls, it’s becoming clear that corporations face changing roles in the modern world.

Global Japan
DEC 5, 2011

Crisis Management – Panel 2/2

The Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath have proven once again the importance of crisis management. What should be…

Global Japan
DEC 2, 2011

Crisis Management – Panel 1/2

The Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath have proven once again the importance of crisis management. What should be…