Mr. Toshifumi KOKUBUN is currently a Director / Professor at Rule Making Strategy Research Center, Tama University. He is also the Lead Partner of Strategic Impact Unit at EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd. and Senior Fellow at Pacific Forum. He received his MA in Graduate School of Public Management, Waseda University. He has previously worked as a corporate planner in an IT company, thinktank, Principal at A.T. Kearney, and Vice President Partner at a US audit firm (until November, 2018). He is a leading expert in rule-making strategy regarding social challenges, such as supporting the development of Japan’s trade policies and fostering the creation of “issue-ecosystems” through generating cooperation among politicians, bureaucracy, and the private sector. He has held numerous positions as a special policy adviser to the Government of Japan as an expert on cyber security and industrial economic policies.

His research expertise includes: cyber security; Japan’s trade policy; rule-making strategies; and public-private partnerships.


Rule-making Strategy for winning in the global market: How technically advanced Japanese companies loses (「世界市場で勝つルールメイキング戦略 技術で勝る日本企業がなぜ負けるのか」(共編著/朝日新聞出版))


Special Seminar: Rule-making Strategies; Rule-making Strategies from a social agenda perspective; security and economic policies; etc.

  • Accelerating toward a low-carbon society The CO2 free hydrogen to backed U2 tour in Japan – Fuel Cell Electrified Vehicles to supplied electricity generated with hydrogen from renewable energy –


    Monday, Dec 09, 2019
  • Toshifumi Kokubun appointed as a member of MIC study group

    Sunday, Dec 09, 2018
  • Japanese firms must adapt to new national security economy (Japan Times)

    Monday, Oct 15, 2018
  • Japan’s New National Security Economy (National Interest)

    Monday, Oct 15, 2018