山口大学技術経営研究科
Yamaguchi University

Introduction to Lecturer

Professor Kazuhiro Fukuyo, Dean of the Graduate School

Message

In industries related to "manufacturing," many managers and engineers have practiced "technology management" without being particularly conscious, and have succeeded in linking market needs with core technologies. However, in most cases, their technology management skills and strategic thinking remained tacit knowledge and were not systematized, making it difficult for others to learn. In the technology management education conducted at this graduate school, while discussing between faculty members and students, skills and ideas are extracted from examples of excellent technology management, and education is provided so that it will be able to be acquired by students.

Subject in charge

  • Special Lecturer on Technology Marketing
  • Special lecture on Green MOT

    Education Background

    Completed the doctoral program in environmental engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 1998. Ph.D. in (Engineering). In the same year, he joined Hitachi, Ltd. and engaged in the development of cooling and heating equipment. In 2001 he received the Society of Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineering Award. Became a lecturer in 2002 in Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University. He joined the graduate school since 2005. Currently a technical fellow of the Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineering Society and a member of the International Institute of Refrigeration, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Architectural Institute of Japan

    Professor Kazuya Okamoto, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School

    Message

    Various statistical data show that the problem of the domestic manufacturing industry is the solitary technology orientation. In this era of uncertainty, we will clarify what should be created as an ideal form of Japanese industry, define the unified flow from upper level (planning / R & D) to the lower level (manufacturing / service) and improve efficiency. For that purpose, it is important to consider the system as an object, integrate various elements, and construct an idea of overall optimization and its concrete methodology. I would like to hold many discussions with you while discussing dreams, and consider technology management as a unique theory and put it into practice

    Subject in charge

    • Special lecture on R & D Management
    • Innovation management
    • Specific subject research

      Education / Career

      Completed the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Completed PMD from Harvard Business School. As a general manager of a major precision machinery manufacturer and development department holding position of vice president of the US company's local subsidiary, he practices research and development management related to new businesses. In 2005, he was appointed as a Specially Appointed Professor of Osaka University, Director of Electronics Packaging Society in 2014, Technology Expert Council Member of in Ministry of Education, Sport, Science and Technology in 2015, and join this Graduate School of Science since 2016. He has been appointed as Chairman of the Research and Development Special Committee of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2018. He has co-authored "Introduction to MOT R & D Management" (Asakura Shoten) and co-authored "3D System in Package and Material Technology" (CMC Publishing). He is a doctor of engineering (University of Tokyo)

      Professor Kaminishi Ken

      Message

      This graduate school is the only MOT professional graduate school in western Japan with three bases in Ube, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima, that develops MOT human resources who will be responsible for creating new businesses and new industries. For practical curriculum and educational methods that focus not only on acquiring the systematic knowledge and skills of MOT which is necessary for creating new value, but also on improving practical abilities such as problem finding ability, analytical ability, and solving ability. These has been highly evaluated by the industry. We are expecting admission of those who are motivated to learn world-class MOT and take on the challenge of creating innovation.

      Subject in Charge

      • Creative Problem Solving

        Education / Career

        Completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Engineering, Yamaguchi University in 1985. Received a doctorate (engineering) from Kyushu University in 1992. Started working in Yamaguchi University in 1985. After working as an assistant professor and professor in the Faculty of Engineering, he has joined this graduate school since 2005. He received the 14th Yamaguchi Prefecture Science and Technology Promotion Encouragement Award. Appointed as director of the Japan MOT Society, representative of the West Japan MOT Consortium, and Councilor of the Yamaguchi University Education and Research Council. From 2008 to 2010, he has been appointed as Chairman of the Technology Management Professional Graduate School Council (MOT Council). "Strategic Technology Management" (Nihon Hyoronsha) was translated under his supervision. Holding position as dean of the Graduate School until March 2015.

        Professor Kazuya Inaba

        Message

        It cannot be denied that Japan's economic power may weaken in the future due to its declining population. Basically, the central force that supported Japan's economic power is its processing technology. The manufacturing system has been supporting the economy may not going to change for a while, considering Japan's geographical characteristics and resources. It can be said that MOT education of Yamaguchi University is an attempt to develop human resources to secure the position that the next generation of Japanese should have in the world. In addition, it is an important task to train engineers who have acquired the sense of management and managers who understand the technology. I am glad that Yamaguchi University MOT undertakes this education and I can participate in such attempt as one of the members.

        Subject in Charge

        • Special Lecture on Corporate Strategy
        • Leadership theory
        • Specific subject research

          Education / Career

          After working at Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd, he participated in a PHD program at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University in 1995 for half way. He is a Master of Business Administration. In 1995 she was an assistant in the Department of Business Information at Tokuyama Women's Junior College. In 2004 se was appointed as professor at the Faculty of Economics, Tokuyama University. He then joined this graduate school since 2007. In 2014, he completed the doctoral degree in the Department of System Design Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University with a Ph.D. (Academic). He is a member of the Japan Society for Small and Medium Enterprises and the Japan Business Association, a director of the East Asian Economic and Business Association, and a director of the Business History Society. He is the co-author of "Industrial Complex Integration: Revitalization of Japan's Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry" (Chemical Industry Daily), editor of "Capturing the Dynamism of Japanese Industry and Enterprise Development" (Yukikaku, Chapter 11), editor of "Petroleum Chemical Industry and Region". "Economy-Focusing on the Shunan Industrial Complex" (Yamakawa Publishing Co., Ltd., Chapter 1), single writer of "Regions and Companies-Focusing on Yamaguchi Prefecture Industrial Complex-related Companies-" (Tokuyama University Research Institute for Economic Research), etc.

          Professor Yoko Ishino

          Message

          In recent years, there are concerns that the investment efficiency of research and development will decline in the Japanese manufacturing industry. In the past, products and services with high economic value were relatively clear, and researchers and engineers had no major problems to work on them. However, nowadays, it is not easy to match economic value and technical value due to the fragmentation of consumer needs and the diversification of technology itself. This has led to a decline in R & D investment efficiency. In such situation, it is important for engineers to engage in research and development with marketing knowledge and sense. I would like to learn together through discussions with everyone about the marketing perspective that connects technology and management.

          Subject in Charge

          • Innovation management
          • Marketing Research
          • Special Lecture on Life Science MOT
          • Specific subject research

            Education / Career

            Graduated from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo in 1987. In the same year, she joined Lion Corporation. In 1995, she completed the Graduate School of Management and Policy Science, University of Tsukuba (Master of Management Systems Science). After working for Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd., she completed PHD in engineering of the Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 1999. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California and RIKEN, she was a specially appointed associate professor at the Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University in 2004. She has been in this graduate school since 2011. She is a member of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence and the Information Processing Society of Japan. Her books include "Brand Relationship" (Dobunkan Publishing, Chapter 10) and "Genetic Algorithm 4" (Industrial Books, Chapter 12)

            Professor Yoshiyuki Matsuura

            Message

            Thinking of technology in the business framework is inseparable from the issue of profit. There is no time to list the cases where excellent technologies did not lead to hit products. However, at the same time, many people may feel frustrated because they are too timid to focus on profitability that some of the promising project has to be kept in storage. A sense of balance between individuals and organizations is important to secure the future of technology. Through the lens of finance and accounting, I would like to think about how to bring out excellent ideas together with you.

            Subject in Charge

            • Special Lecture on Accounting and Economic
            • Special Lecture on Business Finance
            • Open Innovation Strategy
            • Specific subject research

              Education / Career

              1995, retreat after acquisition of Doctoral course credit in Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University Doctoral. In the same year, he became a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, Yamaguchi University. Appointed as Associate Professor of Faculty of Economics, Yamaguchi University in 1996. Since 2002, he has also served the Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Yamaguchi University. He has been in this graduate school since 2005. He is a member of the Japan Accounting Research Association. His books include "Accounting Studies" (Chuokeizai-sha) and "New Developments in Accounting and Bookkeeping" (Chuokeizai-sha). Translations include Boyer's "Technical Value Evaluation" (Nikkei BP) and "Strategic Technology Management" (Nihon Hyoronsha).

              Professor Shigeyuki Haruyama

              Message

              Management ability is indispensable for the smooth and efficient operation of a company's production activities, and for that purpose, knowledge not only about technology but also about management is required. In many cases, in practice, we often take trial-and-error measures in a form that seems to be optimal from the viewpoint of technology and management in each case, and we will respond appropriately to the increasingly sophisticated technological society. For that purpose, it is necessary to establish human resources who can establish technology management and comprehensive management. Therefore, I would lie to discuss with you the relationship between production processes and corporate strategies related to various research and development, and the points of contact between production control and technology management such as cooperation between production processes, research and development during our research.

              Subject in Charge

              • Special Lecture on Operations Management
              • Special Lecture on Manufacturing MOT
              • Specific subject research

                Education / Career

                Completed his study in the Department of Information Systems, Graduate School of Information Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology in 1993, and completed the Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science with a doctorate (engineering). Joined Hitachi Metals, Ltd. in 1993. He was engaged in research and development, production control. In 1999 he joined the Fukuoka Prefectural Government. After working as a researcher at the Industrial Technology Center, he has joined this graduate school since 2008. He received the 2013 Light Metal Treatise Award. He is a member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Japan Institute of Light Metals.

                Professor Seiya Takeuchi

                Message

                Legal strategies on international intellectual property have become even more important in recent years to achieve true innovation in corporate activities in a variety of industrial sectors. Above all, there is a need to formulate and implement a multifaceted IP legal strategy at each stage of "prevention, clinical practice, and strategy" based on a broad perspective and basic understanding of Japan's intellectual property legal system and its practice, protection under international treaties, understanding of the intellectual property system in foreign legal systems, and handling of related laws such as competition law and antitrust law in each country.

                In Japan, which one is expected to promote strong innovation in society, I would like to proceed with learning and research with those who aim to be "managers with knowledge in intellectual property legal strategy theory".

                Subject in Charge

                • MOT Business Law
                • Special Lecture on International Intellectual Property Law
                • Special Lecture on MOT Intellectual Property
                • Specific subject research

                  Education / Career

                  Japanese patent attorney. He graduated from Keio University Faculty of Economics in 1996 and Keio University Faculty of Law in 1998. In 2003 he completed Master of Laws, Graduate School of Laws, Chuo University, and in 2013 completed Research Law Program, Graduate School of Laws, University of Edinburgh, UK (Awarded Research LL.M Degree), Graduate Presessional Program of University of Oxford in 2016. During 2016 -2020, he was visiting law scholar of UK Oxford University Law School. In 2017, he was a special lecturer in Keio University Law School . In 2019, he registered as United Nations WIPO IP Arbitration Organization International Arbitration Mediator. After working at Mitsubishi Electric Legal and Intellectual Property Headquarters and IBM Japan IP law department as deputy patent attorney, he has participate in this graduate school since 2015. He has served as a member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Standard Essential Patent Study Group, a vice chairman of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association, and an ISS member of the Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University, UK. He belongs to the Industrial Property Law Society, the Japan-America Law Society, and the Japan Intellectual Property Society. His books include "Legal Practice and Policy-making on the IoT Business Model: Challenges on IP Law, and Information Law in Japan" (EME Publishing).

                  Professor Naoki Ohshima

                  Message

                  With the internationalization of the Japanese economy, business has become more complex, cross-industry, and globalized across national borders. I would like to study and learn together with you, aiming to become a technology management human resource who can respond to global business.

                  Subject in Charge

                  • Creative Problem Solving
                  • Specific subject research

                    Education / Career

                    Completed the doctoral program in crystal materials engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University in 1993. In the same year, he was an assistant at Toyohashi University of Technology. In 1999, he was assigned to the Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University as a lecturer and engaged in research on improving the quality of nitride semiconductor materials. In 2002, he obtained an Oregon FE license. In 2003, he engaged in MOT (Technology Management) education activities in the Faculty of Engineering. Received the Education Award from the Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University in 2004 for this activity. In March 2005, he received the Yamaguchi University President's Award (Achievement Award / Best Teacher Category). He joined this graduate school since 2005.

                    From March 2013 to February 2016, seconded to Malaysia Institute of Technology Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology and retuned to Yamaguchi University in March 2016.

                    Associate Prof. Masakazu Takahashi

                    Message

                    Society is becoming more complex and it is becoming more and more difficult to find meaningful information and laws in large amount of information. We believe that the technology management education conducted at this graduate school is being developed for working adults who are doing business in such environment. I would like to learn together through discussions with everyone. To that end, I hope that everyone who has a clear awareness of the problem and able to take new challenges will be admitted.

                    Subject in Charge

                    • Special Lecture on Management Organization
                    • Innovation management
                    • Special Lecture on MOT Data Science
                    • Specific subject research

                      Education / Career

                      Completed the Graduate School of Management and Policy Science, University of Tsukuba in 1996 with a master's degree (business administration). In 2010 he completed the Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba with a PhD (Systems Management). He joined Nikkei Research in 1992. He is engaged in corporate research, marketing research, etc. He then worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Gunma University in 2010 and joined this graduate school in 2012. He is a member of the Information Processing Society of Japan, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and IEEE.

                      Associate Prof. Nguyen Huu Phuc

                      Message

                      With the diversification of business, we are forced to make decisions in may circumstances. Certainly, decision making is difficult. The situation is changing, and the people involved are also changing. However, the principles to be followed remain the same. This is a triangle balance between rational logic based on objective, intuition and personal flexibility based on experience. Together with everyone who is already active in society, we will promote education and research on strategic thinking while being aware of the "interaction between theory and reality", such as applying the theory to reality and to create theory based from reality.

                      Subject in Charge

                      • Special Lecture on Strategic Thinking
                      • Innovation management
                      • Specific subject research

                        Education / Career

                        Completed the Department of National Finance, Ho Chi Minh University of Finance and Accounting in 1993. Completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University in 2001. He received a doctorate in economics from the university. In 2002, he was a full-time lecturer at Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University. He joined this graduate school since 2005. He is a member of the Japanese Economic Association and a member of the Research and Technology Planning Society.

                        Special Education Staff / Visiting Professor

                        NamePosition
                        Professor Toshinori Moriga (specially appointed) Advisor of Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
                        Professor Nobuo Hirohata (specially appointed) Advisor of Toyoko Inn Hotel Co., Ltd.
                        Professor Yuko Hayashi (specially appointed) Independent Director of JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
                        Hidetoshi Takasugi, (Visiting Professor) Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of IT Division, SOLCOM Co., Ltd.