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Toshiaki Taga


Professional Activities

Director, U.S.-Japan Institute 1990-Present

Established the Institute to promote positive U.S.-Japan relations through mutual understanding. Five areas of activities: (1)Research, (2)Executive Education, (3)Information services & Publications (U.S.-Japan Relations, U.S.-Asia Relations), (4)Managing the Association of Japanese Business Studies, and (5)Japan Initiative Program (Export Assistance Program for U.S. Businesses)

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 1977-1989

Department of Management

Department of Social Systems Sciences

Graduate Group in Operations Research

Director, U.S. Japan Management Studies Center 1982-1989

Associate Director, Business Risk Education Center 1977-1981


Founded, in 1986, the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS)---an academic association of Japan scholars

Chairman, 1991 -Present

President, 1987-1991


Memberships

American Economic Association; District Export Council; Institute for Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan (Associate Member); Association of Japanese Business Studies; et al.


Programs

University of Pennsylvania International Advanced Management Program (1990-Present); Wharton International Advanced Management Program (1982-1989); Wharton Executive MBA in Japan; Business People Roundtable on Japan; et al.


Education

B.A. in Economics, Hitotsubashi University

MBA (Quantitative Methods), University of California at Los Angeles

Ph.D. in Operations Research, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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