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Aiming to be a university needed by the world

Dr. Hiroyuki Kurimoto


Chancellor Hiroyuki Kurimoto

Today's business society is undergoing rapid globalization. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the mission of young people to be agents of change and take on new challenges on the world stage. Under such circumstances, universities must nurture "global human resources" who can play an important role worldwide.

In 2006, our school became the first undergraduate school in Japan to be accredited by the American organization AACSB International, and since then, the university has further enhanced its international reputation as a premier educational institution. Through international accreditation, we have formed multi-faceted alliances in education and research with top overseas universities to provide students with an environment full of international opportunity. In addition, with an emphasis on management systems with the student in mind, we are making every effort to improve course content and educational delivery methods, strengthen student support systems, and continue to make improvements to increase satisfaction in all aspects of student life.

The university will continue to reform itself based on the founding motto of "Frontier Spirit" set forth by its founder, and aims to become an institution of higher learning that is committed to serving the needs of students to meet the demands of the future.

M.A. Yuji Ono

Dean of Undergraduate School

Yuji Ono earned his Master's degree from Keio University. He is a professor of Marketing at the NUCB Undergraduate School. In addition to conducting research in the areas of Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, and Service Marketing, he has participated in a university/industry collaborative research project involving retail businesses and professional sports clubs.

Dr. Sangheon Han

Chair of Academic Affairs Committee

Dr. Sangheon Han obtained his Ph.D. (Management) from Osaka University Graduate School. He specializes in Management Science and conducts research on various scientific methods related to decision making. Dr. Han's work is focused on the matter of portfolio selection and optimization of the supply chain network through the use of metaheuristic algorithms including genetic algorithms. His most recent research is based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), the field of scientific decision making with a psychological approach of people  in terms of decision makers. He is currently involved in a collaborative research project for international firms applying AHP.

M.Ed. Takeshi Uemura

Chair of International Affairs Committee

After finishing his high school education in California, Professor Uemura went on to earn his degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Teachers College Columbia University in New York. In 1982, he joined the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business and has been teaching ever since.

Dr. Nobuo Kawazoe

Chair of Admission Committee

Dr. Nobuo Kawazoe is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics. He received a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Medical Science from Nagoya University (Aichi, Japan) in 2015. He is an expert in Health Economics and Health Statistics and has spent the last ten years focusing on research involving health-related issues involving Japan and rural China.

Dr. Jiro Hodoshima

Chair of Research Committee

Jiro Hodoshima holds a Ph.D. in Economics (University of California, Berkeley). Jiro has worked at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Nanzan University, and Nagoya City University. He has publications in a number of the leading international journals in Econometrics, Statistics, and Finance including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Econometrics, the Econometric Theory, the Financial Analysts Journal, and the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control. He is currently involved in research projects related to financial econometrics, resampling theory, inference of asset pricing models, and panel data analysis and is a member of the editorial board of the Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics.

Dr. Satoshi Yoshii

Chair of Career Support Committee

Satoshi Yoshii received a Ph.D. in Economics from Hokkaido University. He has been a professor at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business since 2015. He specializes in theoretical economics and the history of economic theory. His current research interests include "The Effects of Firm Attributes, Trading Practices, and Organizational Capabilities on Pricing Behavior," "The History of Value Theory Shift," and "International Trade Involving Intermediate Goods. His major publications include "Diversified Societies and Pluralistic Knowledge" (Nakanishiya Shuppan, co-authored).

Organization Structure

Presently, higher education in Japan consists of 86 national, 93 public and 607 private universities (as of March 2020). Unlike national universities or even public universities, which were established by local governments or public university educational corporations, private universities in Japan have been founded through private educational corporations. The NUCB Undergraduate School is a private university and was established by the Kurimoto Educational Institution (KEI).

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), has bound private institutions of higher learning by three legislative acts: the Private School Act; the School Education Act; and, the Basic Act on Education. In accordance with the MEXT statutes on higher education governance and administration, private universities have two distinct characteristics. The aforementioned statutes define a private university as an organization comprised of: the academic institution established by the educational corporation, and the educational corporation through which it is operated. In the case of the NUCB Undergraduate School, the leadership of the academic institution arm is held by the Chancellor, while Kurimoto Educational Institution is led by the Board Chairman. As with the majority of private universities in Japan, the Chancellor/President normally assumes both roles.