Our leadership

Takeo Harada

President, Research Institute for Japan’s Globalization (RIJAG)

President (CEO), Institute for International Strategy and Information
Analysis, Inc. (IISIA)


1990 – 1993 University of Tokyo, Tokyo Major: Public Law
1994 – 1998 Free University of Berlin, Berlin Major: Politics
1995 University of Tübingen, Tübingen Major: Public Law
2003 Acquired Bachelor of laws from National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education in Japan
2021 Acquired a master of degree at Kyoto Sangyo University (in Kyoto Studies) as well as a master of degree at the School of Graduate Studies of the Open University (in Humanities) in March 2021.
2023 Acquired a master of degree at RIKKYO University (the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence and Science)


1993 – 2005

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

  • Attaché, Second Division for International Organization, Economic Affairs Bureau (1993-1994)
  • Attaché, Embassy of Japan in Germany (1994-1996)
  • Personal Secretary to the Ambassador and Second Secretary of Political Division, Embassy of Japan in Germany (1996-1998)
  • Deputy Director, First West Europe Division, European and Oceanian Affairs Bureau (1998-2001)
  • Deputy Director, Management and Coordination Division, Foreign Minister’s Secretariat (2001-2003)
  • Deputy Director, Northeast Asia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau (2003-2005)
2005 – Today

CEO, Institute for International Strategy and Information Analysis, Inc. (IISIA)

  • Analyses the “sea changes” in the global market based on OSINT and produces own scenarios for business global risk management use
  • Shares the global macro view through the regular radio on Japan Broadcasting Company (NHK) and on magazine column
  • Teaches analyzing methods and global macro scenarios to both employees of Japanese leading companies and top university students in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Akita as CSR
  • Participated actively as an expert of human resource management in budgetary review by the cabinet office of the Government of Japan in 2013
  • Actively participates in B20 process as a member of SME & Entrepreneurship Taskforce since 2015
  • Daily analysis reports distribution by Thomson Reuters has been started since 2015
  • Has been qualified officially as a regular member of ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group since July 2017
2021 – Today

President, Research Institute for Japan’s Globalization (RIJAG)

  • Researching the ways of globalization that truly required in Japan in the turbulent international community.
  • Develop significant human resources that contribute to the true globalization required in Japan.
  • Establish a cooperative system with domestic and individuals and organizations that contribute to those above purposes.
  • RIJAG has officially joined as an ally of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican in March, 2021.
  • Mr. Harada has been appointed as an adjunct lecturer in a specialized seminar (seminar of self-chosen for first and second grader) of the University of Tokyo on information literacy in 2006 and 2021.
  • Mr. Harada has been accepted as a member of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence in May, 2021.
  • Mr. Harada will offer lectures on Diplomat and International courtesy as adjunct lecturer at Gakushuin Women’s College.
  • Mr. Harada has been accepted as a member of the Association for Natural Language Processing.
  • Has officially been qualified as a collaborative researcher in the Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, at the University of Tokyo since September 2022.
  • RIJAG has officially joined the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in December, 2022.


  • Panelist at Global Economic Symposium, 2011
  • Keynote speaker at the Eurasia Business Forum, 2014
  • Panelist at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, 2014 and 2018
  • Speaker at launch event for the book “Pax Japonica” (Lid Publishing Ltd.) in London (2017) and in Shanghai (2018)
  • Keynote Speaker at JCI Kanazawa Conference, 2018
  • Panelist at ICC Asia Pacific CEO forum, 2018
  • Invited by Cambridge Union as a speaker at public debate on May 3, 2018
  • Speaker at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia, 2018
  • Speaker at Think Tank Summit hosted by Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania in Rio de Janeiro and Bangkok in 2019.
  • Speaker at Center for China and Globalization (CCG), in 2019.
  • Speaker at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), 2019


Japanese, fluent German and English


“Jenseits des unentscheidbaren.” Springer, 2002 (German),
“The Economics of Yin and Yang” Book21 Publishing Group, 2011(Korean)
and other more than twenty five publications in Japanese language related
especially to International Economy and Politics.
The latest publication is “Analogical Thinking for Global Elites” Kanki Publishing
Inc., 2016 (Japanese).
“PAX JAPONICA-The Resurrection of Japan-” LID Publishing, 2017 (English)
”Future Image of Japan towards 2030. “ Takarajimasha,Inc. 2023(Japanese.) .