Research Director Jun KURIHARA



Visiting Professor, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University

[Research Themes]


  • International Political Economy
    Globalization Strategies of Multinational Corporations

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  • Bachelor and master degrees from Kyoto University (agricultural economics)


  • 2009.04 - Non-resident Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
  • 2007 - 2012 Liaison Officer, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • 2006 - present Visiting Professor, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • 2003 - 2012 Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  • 1995 - 2003 Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute
  • 1983 - 1995 Researcher/Senior Researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute


  • Nihon no Chishiki Senryaku (Japan’s Knowledge Strategy), Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2005.


  • “The Globalization of Northeast China’s MNCs: A Study of the Electronics Industry,” in The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises, edited by Ilan Alon and John R. McIntyre, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  • “FDI Outflows from the U.S. and Their Impact on Developing Countries: A Japanese Perspective: U.S.-Japan FDI Rivalry and Collaboration on Chinese Soil,” Material prepared for the conference Celebrating the Career and Work of Edward M. Graham, Washington, DC: Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2007 (September),
  • “Demystifying Japan’s Economic Recovery: A Tale of Its Structural Reform,” Business Economics, Vol. 42 No. 3, pp. 29-35, 2007 (July).
  • “Japan’s Electronics Companies: In Search of Strategies for the ’New Economy’ Era,” in Regional Strategies in a Global Economy, edited by Rene Haak and Dennis S. Tachiki, Munich: Iudicium Verlag, 2004.