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[The James C. Abegglen Memorial Collection at the International House of Japan Library 10th Anniversary Session]


  • Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:00-8:45 pm
  • Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
  • Panelists:
    Kent Calder (Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS)
    Miki Tsusaka (Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer, The Boston Consulting Group)
    Yoshito Hori (President, GLOBIS University / Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners)

  • Sponsored by: The Boston Consulting Group
  • Supported by: Nikkei Publishing Inc.
  • Language: English (without interpretation)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)Icon: Registration
  • Dress code: Business Attire
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Dr. James C. Abegglen (1926–2007) was a pioneer in introducing Japanese management methods to the West. He authored many publications on business management, most prominently The Japanese Factory: Aspects of Its Social Organization in 1958, which has been a must-read in the field ever since.
He was also an influential figure in Japanese and US business relations, and he devoted himself to the education of future generations in academia too.

The I-House Library received his book collection in his will, and to mark the tenth-year anniversary of this bequest, we have published The James C. Abegglen Memorial Collection at the International House of Japan Library. To celebrate the publication, three prominent specialists will talk about Abegglen and the evolution of Japanese management. Participants are invited to the reception afterwards.

Please enjoy the exchange of ideas of the three prominent specialists, and informal conversation over a nice glass of wine and delicious buffet dinner.

Kent Calder

Photo: Kent CalderDirector of Asia Programs and the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and will assume the Vice Dean at Johns Hopkins SAIS on July 1, 2018. He has served as Special Advisor to the US Ambassador to Japan (1997-2001), received his PhD from Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer. He was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in the fall of 2014

Miki Tsusaka

Photo: Miki TsusakaSenior Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group(BCG). She is a 30 year veteran of The Boston Consulting Group and currently serves on its Executive Committee and as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. Followed by 20 years in BCG New York, she is now based in BCG Tokyo, she serves clients across various industry verticals on topics such as growth, leadership and women/diversity. She received her AB and MBA from Harvard University.

Yoshito Hori

Photo: Yoshito HoriPresident, GLOBIS University, Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners. Established GLOBIS in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2006, GLOBIS gained University status from the Government of Japan, in which Dr. James Abegglen served as President Emeritus and taught Japanese Management Course. GLOBIS started full-time MBA program in English in 2012. He launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.