Association Name: The Board Director Training Institute of Japan
Address: 1-30-20 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: 81-3-6432-2337
Fax: 81-3-6432-2338
Representative Directors:    Kenichi Osugi
Nicholas Benes
Date of Establishment: November 18, 2009


Board of Directors

Representative Directors
  Nicholas E. Benes President and Representative Director, JTP Corporation, K.K. ; Chair, Growth Strategy Task Force, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  Kenichi Osugi Professor of Law, Chuo University law School

  Koichiro Hayashi

  Nobuyuki Hiraizumi

  Sachiko Ichikawa  

  Masataka Ueda

Professor, Institute of Information Security

Director, Kajima Corporation

Attorney-at-law, Tanabe & Partners

Advisor, Dinos Cecile Company Limited
Executive Advisor, KCJ Group Incorporated

Statutory Auditor
  Mikiharu Noma  Associate Professor
Hitotsubashi Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy


Advisors are distinguished experts from diverse academic, industry, and government backgrounds who are dedicated to the improvement of corporate governance. Our advisors support BDTI’s mission and activities, and have offered to provide their opinions, advice and knowledge pro bono. BDTI advisors’ expertise is not limited to business and academia; their interests and expertise span widely across law, accounting, management, finance, investment, M&A, economics, policy development, corporate governance, and other related fields.

Christina Ahmadjian Professor of Management at Hitotsubashi University
Harald Baum Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Japan Law Department, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Professor, University of Hamburg
Research Associate, the European Governance Institute  
Thomas J. Dreves Dreves Foreign Law Office,Founding Partner
Robert Eberhart SPRIE Research Fellow, Stanford University 
Peter Fuchs CSR
Kyoji Fukao Professor, The Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Kotaro Inoue Associate Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Business Administration
Ken Kiyohara Jones Day, Tokyo, Partner
Katsuyuki Kubo Professor, Waseda University School of Commerce
Curtis J. Milhaupt Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Yosuke Mitsusada Founding Partner Emeritus,  Asuka Corporate Advisory Co., Ltd.
Professor, Sanno University School of Management
Koichiro Naganuma Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, Asatsu-DK Inc.
Kazuo Noda Chairman of Japan Research Institute
Chairman of Social Development Research Center
Founder and Honorary President of Tama University
Founder and First President of Miyagi University
Founder and President of Graduate School of Project Design  
Theodore A. Paradise Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Takuji Saito Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University
Takaya Seki Corporate Practice Partners, Inc.
Wataru Tanaka Associate Professor of Commercial Law, Institute of Social Acience, University of Tokyo
Ko-Yung Tung Senior Counselor, Morrison & Foerster
Masao Yanaga Professor of Law and Accounting, University of Tsukuba
Yumiko Miwa Professor of Commerce, Meiji University
Keiichi Karatsu Professor, University of Tokyo Institute of Business Law and & Politics, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics


Supporters are devoted to BDTI’s mission and activities and have offered various non-financial means of support such as research, information-sharing, networking, and identifying potential donors and participants for BDTI’s various programs.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
The Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
Codrington Corporate Governance Japan
Rikkyo Institute for Business Law Studies
Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship (STAJE)
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ)
Sunrise Advisor Co., Ltd.
Kenta Kumagai Nakagawa & Kumagai Attorney
Takehiro Nakagawa Nakagawa & Kumagai Attorney


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