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Dr. Masato Homma

Learnology, Co. Ltd. was established by Dr. Masato Homma in 2004 to promote “learnology,” a new science of life-long and life-wide learning. The Tokyo-headquartered firm offers open seminars as well as corporate in-house training and consultation on “business coaching”, “strategic planning”, “facilitator training” and “organizational development based on appreciative inquiry”.

Mailing Address: 4-48-8 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0012, JAPAN
E-mail: info@learnology.co.jp

Masato Homma, Ph. D.

Dr. Masato Homma is the founder and CEO of Learnology Co. Ltd. and the world's first learnologist, proposing a new science of life-long, life-wide, and life-deep learning. He also works as Professor and Assistant Dean at KUAD in charge of curriculum development. Accredited as Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Dr. Homma has trained thousands of executives and managers throughout Japan and Asia is a sought-after speaker/facilitator on coaching and positive organizational development.

Dr. Homma earned B.A. in sociology (1982) from University of Tokyo, Master of Planning degree from Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (1993), and Ph. D. in adult education (1998) from University of Minnesota. He also received a certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Case Weatherhead School of Business.

In 1982, he joined Matsushita Seikeijuku (Matsushita School of Government and Management), where he was interviewed, handpicked and mentored by Mr. Konosuke Matsushita, Founder of Panasonic.

He briefly worked at the United Nations International Youth Year Secretariat in Vienna in 1984 and then at the Institute for Domestic and International Policy Studies as Special Assistant to Dr. Saburo Okita, former Foreign Minister of Japan. At the IDIPS, he had opportunities to observe such high-level conferences as the Club of Rome, North-South Roundtable, and the UN World Commission on Environment and Development. His other professional positions include Interim Trade Representative for Japan at Minnesota Trade Office (1988-90), Manager of Research at Matsushita Institute (1990-92), Adjunct Professor at LCA Graduate School of Business, Tezukayama Gakuin University, and Digital Hollywood University.

He has served on the boards of the Japan Federation of UNESCO Clubs, the National Assembly for Youth Development, and Board Member of Japan Coach Association. Recognizing his leadership and international experience, Prime Minister's Office appointed Mr. Homma as National Leader in the Ship for World Youth Program in 1996. He was named Associate Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science.

He is a founding member of Japan Society for International Development and Japan Association for International Education. At present, he assumes leadership roles at Learnology International, Institute of University Innovation, Sarvodaya Japan and Hello Dream Commission. He is on the board of numerous non-profit organizations in such fields as global education, career-oriented learning, experiential learning, and remedial education.

As of June 2014, Dr. Homma has authored and coauthored the total of 58 books, including “Introduction to Business Coaching”, “Coaching Scenarios for Effective Management”, “Captainship: An Emerging Leadership Model for Players in Action”, “Coaching for a Player/Manager”, “Introduction to Self-Coaching”, “168 Hours: Life and Work Harmony through Innovative Time Design”,“Art of Constructive Feedback”, and the best-selling “Handbook of Positive Feedback”. Several have been translated and published in Korea and China. He has supervised four sets of educational video lectures and three correspondence courses on coaching. He hosted “Business World in English” in 2002, 2004, and 2012 on NHK Educational Channel and anchored a news program “Learning Planet” on CS Asahi Newstar for two years.

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