Distinguished Scholar

Akashi Hongo,Ph.D.

International Business Studies


Areas of Expertise

Dr. Hongo's expertise ranges from corporate finance and valuation to corporate management based on his experiences in a global management consulting firm and as a corporate officer of a Japanese company.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Hongo teaches courses in finance and valuation. He has taught in the MBA program at the International University of Japan as a part-time lecturer since 2002, and has also taught at various universities such as Sophia University, Rikkyo University, and International Christian University.


Representative Publications


Ph.D. International Christian University
M.B.A. International University of Japan
B.A. Keio University

Previous Appointments

Prior to joining TUJ, Dr. Hongo was in charge of business planning, financial management, accounting, human resources, legal, compliance, general affairs, international business development, and supply chain management at Recruit Management Solutions Co., Ltd.

Dr. Hongo started his business career at Nippon Steel Co., Ltd. He then led a value-based consulting practice in Japan and served as country representative for Stern Stewart & Co., a global consulting firm focusing on corporate finance and innovating EVA framework.

Professional Associations