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Social Contribution Activities

Financial Education

We are drawing on the practical knowledge and expertise that we have accumulated through our core business activities to contribute to society by offering" a bridge between theory and practice".

On site carrer education classes

We provide on site classes introducing active kerning method including groupwork and experience lerning, mainly for enhancing their knowledge and concern for finance and economy.

Training for teachers

Training for teachers

We offer training and practical assistance for teachers in a graduate school of teacher education by school–sponsored research, based on the concept that providing support for teachers is inevitable for expanding financial education in school education.

Courses for colleges and graduate schools

We began sponsoring courses at colleges and graduate schools in fiscal 2004 and has conducted lectures on overall corporate finance on a continuing basis. Themes for the course are set based on new developments in the financial and capital markets, and lecturers are drawn from our own staff, who have abundant practical experience to support the educational and research activities in the universities.

Lectures and Courses Sponsored in Fiscal 2012

  Name of University and Department Name of Course and Principal Themes
Japan Kyoto University, Graduate School of Management
Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics
"Frontiers of Corporate Finance,"
"Financial and Capital Market Reform,"
"Financial Strategy Theory," and others
Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, MBA Program "Portfolio Management,"
"Financial Risk Management – Theory and Practice,"
"Corporate Finance – Theory and Practice"
Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Commerce and Management
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy "Case Study (Capital Markets and Public Policy)"
and others
Meiji University, Graduate School of Global Business "Corporate Finance" (Basic course)
Keio University, Faculty of Economics "Corporate Finance Theory"
Overseas Fudan University (Shanghai), Japan Research Center Structural transformation and corporate activities in the global finance/capital market
  • Waseda University lecture

  • Hitotsubashi University lecture

  • The University of Tokyo lecture

Joint Research and Publication

We seek to deepen the content of the themes addressed in the sponsored lectures and make this information available to a wider audience by sponsoring joint research, providing support for research, and engaging in publication activities that aim to support education and research from a practical perspective.

<Publications to Date>

  • Corporate Finance of Japanese Corporations (Authored by Isagawa, Kawakita, and Sugiura; published by Nihon Keizai Publishing Company)
  • Corporate Finance and Strategy (Authored by Isagawa, Kawakita, Sugiura and Satou; published by Nihon Keizai Publishing Company)

Corporate Finance of Japanese Companies, written jointly by Sunagawa, Kitagawa, and Sugiura, published by Nikkei Shimbun Publications Co., Ltd.

Corporate Finance and Strategy, written jointly by Sunagawa, Kitagawa, and Sugiura, published by Nikkei Shimbun Publications Co., Ltd.

Based on joint research conducted by a seminar at Kyoto University Graduate School, this publication makes use of case studies from Japanese companies to explain corporate finance. While giving Japanese students an inside look into corporate finance, the content of the publication is highly informative and educational and is suited not only for reading by students but also by young businesspeople.

  • M&A for MBAs (Authored by Toshio Tamura; published by Yuhikaku)
M&A for MBAs, authored by Toshio Tamura, published by Yuikaku Co., Ltd.

This publication presents the contents of a graduate–level course which was provided as part of Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, MBA Program. The publication presents information on M&A in a systematic format based on practical experience, and helps the reader understand why M&A is called "the comprehensive art of corporate finance."

Sponsorship and Symposium

Using a network built up through the sponsorship of courses and lectures, we also jointly sponsor and provide support for symposiums held by universities. These symposiums draw on the strengths of both industry and academia and are focused on timely topics; they aim to offer opportunities for discussion from a broad perspective and contribute to the solution of various issues.

<Symposiums Jointly Sponsored and Supported in Fiscal 2010 and Fiscal 2011>

  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Management
    "Could Health Care Become a Growth Industry?"(July and September 2010)
    "Revitalization of the Japanese Economy and Transformation of Corporate Strategies" (September 2011)
  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce and Management
    "Asian Financial and Capital Markets in a New Global Financial Regime" (February 2011)
  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy
    "Corporate Governance and the Japanese Economy" (September 2010)
  • Meiji University, Graduate School of Global Business
    "Global M&A and Business Risk Management"(November 2010)
    "Corporate Real Estate Management in Crisis" (November 2011)
  • discourse

  • panel discussion

  • Symposiums

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