May 24 (Tues) How Japanese Universities Can Encourage Students to Become Global Citizens

Please join the talk by Professor Masako Egawa, MBA ’86 and former Executive Director of the Japan Research Center of Harvard Business School. She also served as Executive Vice President of The University of Tokyo until last year.

Professor Egawa will discuss her efforts to promote student mobility as Executive Vice President at the University of Tokyo 20092015as well as her current activities at the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Education Interchange.  As the co-chair of the Education Review Committee, she is working with the government and private sector in US and Japan toward the goal of doubling the student exchange between U.S. and Japan by 2020.

TIME and DATE:  Starting at 19:00pm on Tuesday, May 24th (Doors will open at 18:30pm)

PLACE:  Roppongi Hills Club

Please see the direction of the Roppongi Hills Club at

ADMISSION:  5,000 JPY for buffet dinner.  Cash bar available.

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Masako Egawa is Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University.  She served as the Executive Vice President of The University of Tokyo from 2009 through 2015, overseeing international affairs, public relations, and alumni relations.  From 2001 through 2009, Dr. Egawa worked as the Executive Director of the Japan Research Center of Harvard Business School.  Prior to joining Harvard, she worked in the investment banking industry such as Citibank, Solomon Brothers and S.G. Warburg&Co. for 15 years in New York and Tokyo. 

Dr. Egawa has served on numerous councils including the Tax Council and the Financial System Council.  She is an independent director of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.  Her recent publications include “Management with Weak Shareholder Orientation” (Nikkei, 2008), “Case Studies of Japanese Companies” (Diamond, 2010) and “Skills to Overcome Six Challenges” (KADOKAWA, 2014). (Their Japanese titles are included below. All the books available at    


世界が実践している「いま」必要な思考法 「6つの壁」を越える力 (自己啓発

世界で働くプロフェッショナルが語る: 東大のグローバル人材講義 

ケース・スタディ 日本企業事例集―世界のビジネス・スクールで採用されている 



She received a B.A. in international relations from the University of Tokyo, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in management from Hitotsubashi University. 

Professor Egawa’s website: