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The Kansai Keizai Doyukai is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of leading corporations in the Osaka region of Japan. It was formed in 1946 by business leaders who shared a common desire to contribute to the reconstruction of the Japanese economy. Its members share the belief that corporate managers should be key players in a broad range of political, economic, and social issues. One of the Doyukai’s missions is to examine critical issues that relate to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. In 1999, the Doyukai signed a partnership agreement with CBG to provide funding for an annual one-day symposium in Cambridge, the placement of fellows, and research on topics of joint interest.
Shinya Kawabe is a 2016-2017 Doyukai Fellow in residence at M-RCBG. He comes to the Center from the Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., where he is the assistant manager of the LNG Contracting Group, Office of Fossil Fuel. Mr. Kawabe is a graduate of The University of Osaka, Faculty of Law.
Kotaro Nara is a 2016-2017 Doyukai Fellow in residence at M-RCBG. He comes to the Center from the Takenaka Corporation, where he is an engineer, in the Construction and Engineering Department in the Osaka Main Office. Mr. Nara is a graduate of Kobe University with a Master’s degree in Engineering.
Members of the 2012 Doyukai Symposium
Program Chair Prof. Roger Porter with Doyukai Senior Co-Chairperson Mr. Takeo Obayashi