Koichiro TOKUOKA has received his degree in International Relations from the University of Tokyo. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Oxford University. He has worked with the Human Resources department at Nissan Motor Company and Nissan Europe. He has been with the Fleishman-Hillard Japan, the world’s leading communication consulting firm, as SVP and Partner since 2009.

His research focus is on human resources management, reformation of organizational cultures, company’s internal communication, reputational management, and leadership development.


“The Knowledge-creating Human Resources Management,” 2004 (『人事異動』(新潮社))

“The Team Coaching Methodology for motivated team building,” 2005 (『チームコーチングの技術』(ダイヤモンド社))

“Shadow Work – creating a innovative organization – ,” 2007 (co-author with Professor Kazuo Ichijo of IMD and Hitotsubashi University) (『シャドーワーク』)

“Global Knowledge Synthesizing – Nissan’s global R&D strategy,”2009 (co-author with Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor emeritus of Hitotsubashi University)(『世界の知で創る』)

“Management by Belief - new HR strategy for innovation,” 2009 (co-author with Ikujiro Nonaka and Kazuo Ichijo)(『MBB:「思い」のマネジメント』)

“Dialogue-based self development,” 2010 (『大人の対話型勉強法』(ダイヤモンド社))

“Business Model Innovation,” 2012  (co-author with Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor emeritus of Hitotsubashi University) (『ビジネスモデルイノベーション』(以上野中郁次郎、および一條和生との共著、東洋経済新報社))


Japanese translation of: Thomas A. Stewart, The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization. New York: Doubleday Business, 2001. (『知識構築企業』(トーマス・ステュワート著、ランダムハウス講談社))

Japanese translation of: Robert P. Mai and Alan Akerson. The Leader as Communicator: Strategies and Tactics to Build Loyalty, Focus Effort, and Spark Creativity. New York: Amacom, 2003. (『リーダーシップ・コミュニケーション』(ボブ・メイ、アラン・エイカーソン著、ダイヤモンド社))