Established in 1997, the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that examines critical issues confronting society from a neutral and impartial standpoint; undertakes rigorous, evidence-based research; and offers a range of policy options in pioneering paths to a brighter future. We also cultivate broadminded, socially engaged future leaders, both in Japan and overseas, and contribute to building a better society for all.
|The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
|July 1, 1997 (certified as a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2010)
|Total Net Worth
|66,875,794,492 yen (as of March 31, 2022)
The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research was founded on July 1, 1997, as the “Global Foundation for Research and Fellowship” with donations from the Japanese Shipbuilding Industry Foundation (now the Nippon Foundation) and Japan’s boat-racing industry following authorization by the Minister of Transport (now the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport).
We became the “Tokyo Foundation” in May 1999 to give a clearer regional orientation to our policy research and leadership development activities and emerged as a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2010, following authorization by the Cabinet Office in March 2010. Building on two decades as Japan’s preeminent think tank, we renamed ourselves “The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research” in February 2018 as our next step in our evolution into a world-class institute of policy research.
|Co-Chairperson-Japan, The Boston Consulting Group
|President, The Nippon Foundation
|Professor at the Research Institute for Cultural Studies, Director of the Educational Support Center, and Director of the Wellness Center, Seisen University
|Adviser, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
|Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo; Honorary President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
|Chairman, The Nippon Foundation
|Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
|Nonexecutive Director, President, Canon Institute for Global Studies
|Nonexecutive Director, Executive Group Partner, Asia Regional
Managing Partner, and Head of Tokyo Office, Shearman & Sterling LLP
|Nonexecutive Director, Representative Director, President and CEO, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
|Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.; Certified Public Accountant
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd
(As of January 5, 2024)
(As of January 5, 2024)