2016: Completed Board Director Training Institute boot camp, on serving on public boards in Japan
2001: MBA/MA-Asian Studies, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley. Master’s thesis comparing startup entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and Japan
1995: Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (Stanford Yokohama Center)
1994: B.A, University of Michigan, Japanese and Asian Studies
At Haas since 2014
2008-present, Founder and President, Blue Field Strategies
2002-2010, Business Development and Government Affairs Director, Rosum Corporation (now TruePosition)
1997-1998, Analyst, Tokyo Broadcasting System
1996-1997, Editor, Asahi Shimbun Publications
External Service and Assignments
Research fellow, KDDI Research Institute, 2008-present.
Member (as Blue Field Strategies), Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, 2014-present.
Member of board of directors, Japan Society of Northern California, 2015-present.
Member of board of directors, Stern Grove Festival Association, 2008-2015.
Contributor, Advanced Television Systems Committee, 2007-2009
Contributor, National Emergency Number Association, 2005-2010.
Selected Papers and Publications
“Girls Who Code Plans to Nurture 70,000 Women Programmers” (Japanese), Nikkei Information Strategy, December 2013.
“What is the Value of a ‘Like’?” (Japanese), Nikkei Information Strategy, October 2013.
“Six Years After the iPhone Launched, Just Four Big Carriers Are Left Standing”, VentureBeat, July 8, 2013.
“This is Not a Test: The Future of the Emergency Alert System”, Inside GNSS, October 2006.
“VoIP E9-1-1: Potential Solutions and Some Lessons from the Wireless E9-1-1 Experience”, 9-1-1 Magazine, July 2005.
“Compressed Evolution: High Tech Entrepreneurship in Japan – A Comparative Study with Silicon Valley.” MBA/MA-Asian Studies Master’s thesis. 2001.
Fall 2014: Strategy in Telecom and Media. Haas EWMBA program.
Summer 2015: Seminar in International Business: Japan. Haas EWMBA program
Fall 2015: MBA independent study
Spring 2016: Strategy in Telecom and Media (EWMBA 290T.3)
Summer 2016: Seminar in International Business: Japan (EWMBA 298S.1)
Fall 2016: Strategy and Change in the IT Sector (UGBA 190T)
Spring 2017: Strategy in Telecom and Media (EWMBA)