Faculty Fellow (until May 31, 2009)

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Activities at RIETI


Science and technology policy, Quantitative evaluation of innovation, University industry relationship

Research Projects


2002 Ph.D., Management of Innovation, the University of Tokyo
1984 B.S., Molecular Biology, Kyoto University


2007- present Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
2005-2007 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management, Shibaura Institute of Technology
2005-2006 Adjunct Professor, RCAST, the University of Tokyo
2003-present Visiting Researcher, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
1988-2005 Senior Researcher, The Institute for Future Technology
1984-1988 Researcher, Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Selected Publications and Papers

"Behavioural Additionality of Public R&D Funding in Japan," (with S. Yumitori), Government R&D Funding and Company Behaviour, OECD, 2006.

"Measuring science linkage with Japanese patents," and "Analytical framework for university-industry collaboration," (with S. Tamada, F. Kodama et al.), in Goto, A., and T. Kodama, eds., Japan's National Innovation System, University of Tokyo Press, 2006.

"Indicators for patent value," (with A. Goto et al.), RIETI Discussion Paper #06-J-018, 2006.

"How Japanese Companies brought New Sciences for Restructuring their Businesses," (with F. Kodama), RIETI Discussion Paper #06-E-013, 2006.

"Analysis on R&D diversification of Japanese industries" (with K. Sato et al.), Gijutu to keizai, 2006.

"Beyond Absorptive Capacity: MOT Approach for Proactive Corporate Strategy on UILs," Symposium on University- Industry Linkages, World Bank/SRC, 2006.

"Analysis of propensity to patent and science-dependence of large Japanese manufacturers of electrical machinery (with K. Gemba et al.)," Scientometrics, 2006.

"Technological diversity of persistent innovators in Japan (with F. Kodama)," Research Policy, 2004.