GREGORY CLARK - PERSONAL HISTORY

HEAD, RESEARCH JAPAN OFFICE



  HONORARY PRESIDENT, TAMA UNIVERSITY.

TRUSTEE AND EMERITUS SELECT PROFESSOR, AKITA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY


Personal Office: Research Japan Office
 S506, Ark Towers South, Roppongi 1-3-38,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032

 
Tel: 03 3586 4147; Fax: 03 3586 4148;
E-mail: clarkinjapan@gmail.com

Secretarial Office:
1008, Bancho-heim, 2 Bancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
Tel/Fax: 03 3261 1900.  Mobile 090-3474-3456

 


CURRICULUM VITAE

 

1936

Born Cambridge, UK, May 19, 1936

1953-56

Oxford University, MA (Geography, Ethnology)

1956-65

Australian Department of External Affairs, Canberra

 

 

1959-62

Australian Commission, Hong Kong - Second Secretary (1961, Diploma, Chinese Studies, Hong Kong University)

1962-63

China Desk Officer, Canberra

1963-65

Australian Embassy, Moscow - First Secretary

1965-69

Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University (Ph.D. research on Japanese private direct investment overseas)

1967-68

Hitotsubashi University and Institute of Developing Economies,Tokyo (field research)

1969-74

Head of Tokyo Bureau , 'The Australian' (national newspaper)

1974-76

Consultant (Assistant Secretary level), Policy Coordination Unit, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Canberra

1976-78

Visiting Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo

1979-84

Full Professor, Faculty of Economics, Sophia University (Yotsuya campus)

1979-95

Professor, Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University (Ichigaya campus)

1990-2001

Chancellor, Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School, Tokyo (Adviser, 2001 - )

1995-2001

President, Tama University, Tokyo

2001-2007

President Emeritus, Tama University, Tokyo

2001-2010

Honorary Ambassador to Japan, Queensland State Government

2004-2008

Vice-President, Akita International University

2007-2009

Advisory Member, Mitsu Corp., Strategic Research Institute


Major Official and Other Committee Memberships :

 

Over thirty, including:

 

1975-76

Australian Government Cabinet Subcommittee on Resource Policy

1981-82

Japanese Ministry of Finance, Committee on International Trade Policy

1986-87

MITI, Committee to Consider Japan in the Global Community (1986-87)

1986-87

Ministry of Labor, Committee to Consider Labor Policy in 21st Century

1986 -

Member, Amagi Kaigi (IBM-sponsored discussion group)

1987 -

MITI, Committee to Consider Questions of Extended Leisure Abroad

1987-88

Ministry of Justice, Worker Immigration Policy Review Committee

1987-88

Ministry of Transport, Minister's Group to Consider Transport Problems

1990-92

Japan-China Association for Economy and Trade

1991-93

Ministry of Construction, Minister's Construction Policy Consultative Group

1992

Economic Planning Agency, Economic Deliberative Council, (Prime Ministerial appointment )

1992-93

21st Century World Exposition Concept Committee

1993 -6

MITI, Committee on Introduction of Summer Time System

1994-2000

Japan Productivity Center for Socio-Economic Development Consultative Committee for Construction of a New Capital City

1994-

Bank of Japan, Expert Consultative Group

1994-8

Nissay Research. New Policy Research Group, Cabinet Information Research Office

l995-7

Committee to Discuss Education to develop Creative Personnel, Keidanren

1995-7

University Education Reform Council, University sub-committee, Ministry of Education, Special Member

1996-7

MITI, Research Committee for Personnel Education in 21st Century, Chairman

1996-2005

Japan Quality Award Committee

1997-2001

Science and Technology Agency: International Experimental Fusion Reactor Plan Promotion Committee

1998-9

Chiba University, Management Committee for Advanced Science Research Center

1997-

Trustee, Sumitomo Foundation

1998-

Trustee, Tsudajuku University

1998-

Advisory Committee, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

1998-

Nuclear Fuel Recycling Deliberative Council

1998-2001

Matsushita Electric Co., Advisory Board

1998-

Satellite Broadcasting Association, Director

1999-

Tokyo City, Committee to Consider Question of Transfer of Capital City Functions from Tokyo, Specialist Member

2000 -2002

Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Advisory Committee

2000 - 2004

Hitotsubashi University, Advisory Committee

2000 -2005

Fourth Immigration Control Policy Discussion Committee, Justice Ministry

2000 -2001

National Peoples Council for Education Reform, Cabinet Secretariat

2001 -2002

Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka’s Private Discussion Group

2002 -2003

Committee to Establish Akita Prefecture International University, Vice-chairman

 

 

LANGUAGES:

Chinese and Russian (both UK Foreign Office, A Grade Interpreter level), Japanese (full fluency), French, Spanish

 

 

AWARDS: 1985

Officer de l'Ordre de Leopold II (Belgium)

 

 

1990

Tokyo Metropolis Culture Award

 

 

2003

JETRO award for Contributions to Understanding Japan

 

 

BOOKS:

1968

In Fear of China', Lansdowne Press, Melbourne
(in translation, 'Kokusai Seiji to Chugoku', 1969, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo)

1977

'Nihonjin: Yuniikusa no Gensen' (The Japanese : Origins of Uniqueness) Simul Press, Tokyo

1980

'Yuniiku na Nihonjin' (The Unusual Japanese), Kodansha, Tokyo (with Takemura Kenichi)

1981

'Naigaijin ga Mita Nihon' (Japan seen from inside and outside), Shuei Shobo, Tokyo (with Hasegawa Keitaro)

1982

'Understanding the Japanese' , Kinseido, Tokyo

1990

'Gokai sareru Nihonjin' (The Misunderstood Japanese), Kodansha, Tokyo

1993

'The 'Code Decyphering' Technique for Learning Foreign Languages', Dobunshoin, Tokyo

l996

'Eigo Benkyo Kakumei' (Revolution in The Study of English), Goma Shobo, Tokyo

2004

'Naze Nihon no Kyoiku wa Kawaranai no ka' (Why Japanese Education does not Change), Toyo Keizai, Tokyo

 

 

Book Contributions: (in English only, eight also in Japanese)

‘Communism in Asia’ by Australian Institute of Political Science, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1967;

 

‘Australian Foreign Policy ‘ Towards a Reassessment’ edited Claire Clark, Cassell Australia, Melbourne, 1973

 

Australia’s Vietnam’ edited Peter King, George Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1983

 

 

MEDIA

Regular columnist since 1980 variously for International Herald Tribune, Nikkei Business, Nikkei Weekly, Mainichi Daily, Toyo Keizai, Tokyo, Business Today. Currently, regular Opinion page columnist for the Japan Times. Regular appearances since 1987 on NHK's Shiten Ronten (Points of View), Channel 1-3 TV Program.

 

 

CLUBS:

Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (since 1969), International House of Japan, Tokyo American Club




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