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Technology Leader Training Program, Winter Special Seminar

Tokyo, Japan -- January 15, 2004 -- Sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Association for the Study of Failure (ASF) has been hosting an adult educational program targetted especially for leaders of the industries. Kogakuin University, where ASF has its administration office, provided the classrooms.

One of the highlights of the lecture series is the biannual special seminar which invites renowned researchers from around the world. The Winter Seminar invited Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka from Hitotsubashi University. Prof. Nonaka also holds a position of Professor at ICS, Xerox Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

His talk titled "Corporate Renovation with the Knowledge Base" explained how Japanese companies differ from the rest of the world with its tacit knowledge. Prof. Nonaka's SECI model offers a clear insight to the mysterious world of tacit and explicit knowedge.

Prof. Hatamura, chairman of ASF, followed the presentation with his lecture that analyzed the trend of disastrous fires last year. In fact, there were so many breath-taking scenes of huge soaring frames shown on News channels in 2003. His warning towards operating officers of corporations had the listeners re-think their business practices. (-moniik)

Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka

Prof. Yotaro Hatamura

The Audience

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