UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MI
School of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration, May 1998
Emphases in Marketing and General Management
Minored in On-Line Commerce
Help American businessmen gain negotiating skills with Japanese counterparts under East Asia Business Program.
Mentor students at Scarlett Middle School.
Bachelor of Law, March 1984
Minor: Pedagogical Linguistics, certified by the ministry of education, to teach English in junior/high school.
Guided foreign tourists to various historical places in Japan.
Johnson Wax Professional, Japan
June 1998 - present
Investigated and brought about an M&A of Teepol, a leading dish wash chemical firm with 15 billion yen montly sales, after intensive due deligence proccesses in 1999.
Increased Johnson Japan's sales revenue as well as net profit by 2% and 6% respectively in two years by introducing new products and services that satisfy rapidly changing customer needs, even under the severe economic recession.
Coordinated global strategic projects regarding HACCP and e-commerce to maximize Johnson's global resources
Built an official Johnson Japan home page: www.jwpjapan.com, as a leader of e-business project.
Sakai Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd.
International Marketing & Sales Manager
June 1991-June 1996
Doubled sales of magnetic iron oxide(MIO) to $1.8million per month over a 2-year period, achieving a record 50% share of the south Korean market, which is still unsurpassed.
Coordinated plans for the construction of a $10million MIO facility with a Korean partner.
Accomplished a 60% increase in sputtering target material sales revenues for Magneto-Optical Discs over a one-year period.
Received the best suggestion award for suggesting cost cutting measures in MIO exporting, saving company $10,000 per month.
Administered contracts for sales distributorship agreement with U.S., H.K., and Korean partners.
Sales Representative, Japanese Market
April 1989-May 1991
Sustained 20% growth in MIO sales to $1.2 million per month in the Japanese market over a three year period.
Collaborated with an American partner in the sales and import of MIO from the U.S. for the Japanese market and other Asian markets.
Simplified trade documentation procedures by computerizing all variable data, thus, increasing efficiency an estimated 30%.
Trimmed $6,000 from monthly banking charges by evaluating and implementing factoring basis.
Japan Magnetics Limited.(JML)
joint venture between Hercules Co. of the US and Sakai Chemical
April 1984-March 1989
Marketed products worldwide for JML.
Handled extensive import/export related assignments including negotiating L/Cs, booking vessels, arranging insurance, claiming damages and locking-in exchange rates through the future market.
Translated and interpreted English to Japanese at staff, client and executive board meetings.
Won championship in the Chiba-Shintairen tennis tournament in 1994.
Play solo/duo classical guitar at the annual Katsutadai city concert.
Fascinated by African/Asian primitive art.
Play tennis, as head coach, at a private tennis club.
Teach at Globis Management School, one of the leading business schools in Japan, courses on marketing and corporate strategy.
Authored a book titled "Creative Thinking" published by Diamond Publishing Inc. in September 2002.
Co-authored, with Mr. Matsuno & Mr. Tsurooka, a book titled "Key Business Words" published by Kodansya Inc in May 2002.
Translated "Becoming a Better Value Creator" by Anjan V. Thakor into Japanese, published by Diamond Publishing Inc. in August 2001.
Co-authored, with Mr. Senmoto - president of E-ACCESS, a book titled "How To Start Your Own Comapny - The MBA Way" published by PHP Inc. in June 2000.
Co-authored, with Mr.Tsuruoka, a book titled "MBA Maganement Key Concepts", published by Sanno Publishing Co. in May 1999.
Co-authored, with Ms. Michico Yamazaki, a book on TOEIC(Test of English for International Communication) reading skills, published by Natsume Publishing Inc. in September 1995.
Completed language teaching curriculum, with Ms. Nobuko Yokoyama, a Japanese linguist, in 1995.