Mr. Kotaro Tamura

Mr. Kotaro Tamura Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore and Chairman, Strategic Initiative of Japan

Chairman, Japan Strategic Initiative. Former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary of cabinet office in charge of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan. Political consultant at Care.com, the largest supplier of caregivers through online platform in the world.

Strategic advisor to care.com, the largest care provider (child care, senior care, housekeeping) through online platform in the world.

Kotaro Tamura was a commander of Abenomics 1.0 six years ago. He was two term senator in Japan’s Diet and parliamentary secretary for cabinet office in charge of economic and fiscal policy in Japan during first Abe administration in 2006-2007. He was a senior fellow at Yale University, RAND Corporation and a research associate at Harvard University.

During his public service, Tamura was also chairman of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. He is an advocate and principal initiator of establishing a sovereign wealth fund for Japan.

Before entering politics, he was an investment banker and CEO of the Osaka Daily News, leading daily paper in the second largest city in Japan. He was also the largest shareholder of F-one, Kotaro’s family business, the largest supplier of custom-made business suits in Japan. With his initiative, F one starts production in India from this year. Tamura serves as senior advisor to the China Europe International Business School and is an honorary associate at the National University of Singapore. He was a lecturer at Duke Law School and Keio Law school.

Tamura received a bachelor's degree at Waseda University, an M.B.A. from Keio University, a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, and master's in economics from Yale. He also completed advanced management studies at the University of Oxford and Executive Management Program at University of Tokyo.

He was lecturer at Keio University Graduate School of Law and Duke Law School.

He is the very first politician in Japan to become a leading character of Harvard Business School case; hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=43247

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