President

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FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT: James Ian Yellowlees

YEARS IN JAPAN: Over 25 years

EDUCATION:

  • 1996: Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Modern Japanese Politics and Economics;
  • 1989: M.A., University of Tokyo, Modern Japanese Politics and Economics;
  • 1985: B.A., University of Toronto, East Asian Studies (Politics minor);
  • 1984: Completed Advanced Japanese Language Program, Sophia University, Tokyo.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • 1995 to Present: President, Pacifica Consultants, Tokyo;
  • 2001 to Present: President, GlobalDaigaku.com;
  • 1992-95, Director, Japan/Korea, The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Corporate and Government-related Consulting);
  • 1989-92, Director, Japan Office of the Government of British Columbia, Canada;
  • 1988-96, Lecturer, Waseda University (Open College) 
  • 1988-96, Commentator, NHK Sports programs
  • 1987-89, Producer, Director, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Japan.

CURRENT AFFILIATIONS:

  • Board Member: AIMS International
  • Board Member: Balanced Management Association (Japan)
  • Advisor: Economist Japan Business Group
  • Member: American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • Member: International House of Japan
  • Member: Mirai Media Research Group

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Cross-Cultural Issues (1992): Published by Gemco in Tokyo. Co-authored with Waseda University lecturer and noted Japanese writer and international business consultant Kazuhito Masui. Used as a university text in several universities throughout Japan.
  • Kokusaika Seiyo (1990): Co-authored with Kazuhito Masui, noted journalist “Mad” Amano and others.
  • Various Newspaper, Magazine and Web-based articles