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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/business 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 is specialized in management science and conducts research on various scientific methods of decision making. His specialty is the matter of portfolio selection and optimization of the supply chain network by using Meta Heuristic Algorithm such as genetic algorithm. His most recent research is on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), the field of scientific decision making with psychological approach of human being, who are the decision maker. He is currently working on the research applied AHP for international companies with collaboration of other researchers.

M.Ed. Takeshi Uemura

Chair of International Affairs Committee

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

Dr. Nobuo Kawazoe

Chair of Admission Committee

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

Dr. Jiro Hodoshima

Chair of Research Committee

Jiro Hodoshima holds a Ph.D. in economics (University of California, Berkeley). Jiro has worked at Center for Operations Research and Econometrics at Universite 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 Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Financial Analysts Journal, IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control. His current projects are about financial econometrics, resampling theory, inference of asset pricing models, and panel data analysis. He is currently a member of Editorial Board of Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics.

Dr. Misako Ikeda

Chair of Career Support Committee

Misako Ikeda received a Ph.D. in History/Middle East Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University in 1998. She taught at Koryo College and is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Global Studies, NUCB. She specializes in modern Egyptian history. Her current research focuses on the development of parliaments and constitutionalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Egypt. She teaches courses entitled Culture and Society in the Middle East, Issues of Gender, Inter-cultural Communication, and seminars. She previously taught courses given to exchange students. Those courses were: Issues of Gender in Japan, Cross-Cultural Understanding in Globalization and Topics in International Politics.

Organization Structure

Presently, higher education in Japan consists of 86 national, 93 public and 607 private universities (as of March 2020). Unlike national university corporations or even public universities, which were set up by local governments or public university corporations, the private universities in Japan have been established by education corporations. For example, the NUCB Undergraduate School 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. Specifically, a private university is the result of an educational corporation establishing an academic institution. In the case of the NUCB Undergraduate School, leadership of the academic institution arm is held by the Chancellor, while Kurimoto Educational Institution is led by the Board Chairperson. As with other private universities in Japan, the Chancellor normally assumes both roles.