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Message from the Dean

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Welcome to the College of Business at Rikkyo University.

Ongoing innovations in a wide range of fields including finance, energy, logistics and information processing are prompting the reconsolidation of many industries, the development of new markets, and are presenting corporations with unprecedented opportunities for growth and development.

Within this context, Japan, as an integral member of the global economy, is facing its own changes as it transforms the profile of its economic activities both domestically and overseas. Although change is nothing new to Japanese business, the scale and speed of the transformations currently confronting Japanese corporations is unprecedented.

In order to adapt to these changes and realize the opportunities they present, Japan and the rest of the world needs a new generation of business leaders. More than ever, corporations here and throughout the world need people who can motivate and lead others without the crutch of authority, who can forge strong bonds of understanding with those who hold different values and aspirations from themselves, and who can bring to bear a mastery of both the science of management and the traditions of the liberal arts in order to conceptualize and realize opportunities for the future.

I invite you to join us here at the College of Business at Rikkyo University and work with us as we implement our mission of developing this next generation of business leaders.

                                                                                                                            Jun Ishikawa
                                                                                                                            Dean, College of Business
                                                                                                                            Rikkyo University
                                                                                                                            Tokyo, Japan