Japan/Boston Business Forum: Lunch With Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi, Building the Bridge Between Japan and Boston

  • 12 Sep 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Havana Room at Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge MA 02142
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Japan/Boston Business Forum Presents

Building the Bridge Between Japan and Boston


Hirotaka Takeuchi

Professor of Management Practice in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School



  Series supported by the Corporate Friendship Committee of the Japan Society of Boston

Light Lunch and Business Insight 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Japan Society of Boston
Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor "Havana"
One Broadway, Cambridge MA 02142 
*Please check-in with photo id at the reception desk 

Event Agenda 

12:00pm Lunch and networking 

12:25pm Presentation / Moderated Discussion 

1:30pm END (mingling afterward)


"When I was six years old, my mission in life, I was told, was to become the bridge between the United States and Japan."

Event Summary:

Hirotaka Takeuchi, Harvard Business School professor and Japan Society board member, will talk about his recent engagements which include Fast Retailing (operator of UNIQLO), Mitsui, Honda, Suntory, as well as start-ups, NPOs and government agencies. He will be discussing how his work has helped strengthen the bridge between Japan and the U.S.

More about Professor Takeuchi:

Hirotaka Takeuchi is a Professor of Management Practice in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, where he currently teaches courses in the MBA and Executive Education programs. Professor Takeuchi's research has focused on the knowledge creation process within organizations, the competitiveness of Japanese firms in global industries, and the link between strategy and innovation. He is the author or editor of 16 books, including The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation co-authored with Ikujiro Nonaka (which won the 1995 Best New Book of the Year Award in the business and management category from the Association of American Publishers), Can Japan Compete? co-authored with Michael Porter, and Extreme Toyota: Radical Contradictions That Drive Success at the World's Best Manufacturer co-authored with Hitotsubashi professors Emi Osono and Norihiko Shimizu (which won the Best 30 Business Books by Soundview Executive Book Summaries in 2008). His recent Harvard Business Review articles are The Wise Leader (May 2011) and Embracing Agile (May 2016).
Bio from Harvard Business School

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