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Yoko Ishikura

Professor, Keio University
Boasting a wealth of experience abroad and in Japan, Professor Ishikura is an expert in global strategy, innovation and knowledge management, with a number of highly-rated publications to her name including the best-selling book How to Build a Global Career.

As the first Japanese woman to gain a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Harvard Business School, Prof. Ishikura’s journey from freelance translator to senior manager at McKinsey & Company and beyond is sure to inspire and motivate.

Professor Ishikura now is involved in developing media innovators with global perspectives at Keio Media Design. She is also the Vice Chair of Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills which offers leaders an opportunity to take their education and skills agenda to the next level, by raising global awareness on the need to improve education systems.
Global Japan
OCT 7, 2014

Global Skills and Leadership Education: Perspectives from Asian Business Schools

By Ravi Kumar, Tomoya Nakamura, Hellmut Schutte and Yoko Ishikura. < Session Title > G1 Global Conference 2014 Breakout Session III <A > Global…

Global Japan
JAN 15, 2014

ASEAN and India: Making the Most of Business Opportunities

By Vachara Phanchet, Sanjeev Sinha, Ted Tan, Yoko Ishikura < Session Title > G1 Global Conference 2013 Breakout Panel Session III <B> ASEAN and…

Global Japan
FEB 5, 2013

Rising Above: Using Asia’s Strengths to Build a Global Career 3/3

If the 21st century is indeed “the Asian century,” where does Japan stand and how can we hitch a ride on this road to greater global influence? To discuss these issues and more, GLOBIS welcomed Professor Yoko Ishikura as a special guest for our first Professional Seminar in 2013. Prof. Ishikura shared her insights on how to forge an exciting global career and discuss with GLOBIS Dean Tomoya Nakamura how Japanese, and Asians in general, can differentiate themselves and tap into a global market which is increasingly focused on our region. As educational professionals and Harvard Business School alumni, Prof. Ishikura and Mr. Nakamura also discussed the role of an MBA as an essential tool in building a global career.

Global Japan
FEB 4, 2013

Rising Above: Using Asia’s Strengths to Build a Global Career 2/3

If the 21st century is indeed “the Asian century,” where does Japan stand and how can we hitch a ride on this road to greater global influence? To discuss these issues and more, GLOBIS welcomed Professor Yoko Ishikura as a special guest for our first Professional Seminar in 2013. Prof. Ishikura shared her insights on how to forge an exciting global career and discuss with GLOBIS Dean Tomoya Nakamura how Japanese, and Asians in general, can differentiate themselves and tap into a global market which is increasingly focused on our region. As educational professionals and Harvard Business School alumni, Prof. Ishikura and Mr. Nakamura also discussed the role of an MBA as an essential tool in building a global career.

Global Japan
FEB 1, 2013

Rising Above: Using Asia’s Strengths to Build a Global Career 1/3

If the 21st century is indeed “the Asian century,” where does Japan stand and how can we hitch a ride on this road to greater global influence? To discuss these issues and more, GLOBIS welcomed Professor Yoko Ishikura as a special guest for our first Professional Seminar in 2013. Prof. Ishikura shared her insights on how to forge an exciting global career and discuss with GLOBIS Dean Tomoya Nakamura how Japanese, and Asians in general, can differentiate themselves and tap into a global market which is increasingly focused on our region. As educational professionals and Harvard Business School alumni, Prof. Ishikura and Mr. Nakamura also discussed the role of an MBA as an essential tool in building a global career.