Prof. Heizo Takenaka

Chairman of Pasona Group
Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Professor, Toyo University
Former Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications
Former Minister for Economic/Fiscal Policy
Former Minister for Finance

<Major Works>

“The Structural Reforms of the Koizumi Cabinet” (2008)
“Policy Crisis and the Japanese Economy – A Search for the Causes of the Economic Slowdown in the 1990s” (2001)
“The Economy in which Fast Movers Win” (1998)


Heizo Takenaka is a professor emeritus at Keio University and a professor at Toyo University in Japan. He served as Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy (2001-2006). In his capacity as an economist and as part of his social activities, he also serves on several advisory boards and committees such as Member of the Policy Council under Abe Administration; Director of Academy hills, Chairman of Pasona Group, Outside Director of Orix Corporation and Outside Director, SBI Holdings Inc. He was named to the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum in 2007. Professor Takenaka’s research interest is in economic policy.