Haas Executive Fellow | Visiting Scholar, Center for Japanese Studies

Leading Expert on Japanese Political Economy and Corporate Innovation in Asia


Hiroaki Kuwajima is Haas Executive Fellow at Haas School of Business and Visiting Scholar at Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Hiroaki currently serves as Senior Director of JTEKT North America Corporation, and has extensive consulting experiences in automotive, consumer goods, and retail industry. As a native of Japan, Hiroaki is a leading expert on Japanese political economy, corporate strategy and innovation, and broad US-Japan relations.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Corporate Strategy and Innovation
  • Japanese Political Economy
  • Industry Cluster Formation
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Executive Leadership
  • US-Japan Relations
  • Automotive
  • Food