Dr. Kaoru Yamaguchi
Dr. Kaoru Yamaguchi and Dr. Ted Voneida
at Seminar Workshop, Summer 1994
- Professor, Dept. of Management Sciences, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan.
Ph.D.(Economic Theory) University of California at Berkeley; M.A.(Mathematical Economics)
American Economic Association, Japan Association for Planning Administration, Japan
Association of Economics and Econometrics, Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming,
Japan Society of International Economics, Japan UNIX Society, World Futures Studies
Executive council member of WFSF since 1993, UNESCO consultant since 1993, and member
of FUTURES' International Advisory Board since 1990.
- Book: Beyond Walras, Keynes and Marx -- Synthesis in Economic Theory Toward a
New Social Design'', Peter Lang Publishing, New York, 1988.
Papers: Fundamentals of A New Economic Paradigm in the Information Age, FUTURES,
Vol.22, No.10, Dec. 1990; Information-Decision Structures and Futures Research, FUTURES,
pp.66-80, Vol. 25, No. 1, January/February 1993.
- Dr. Yamaguchi, at the invitation of Dr. Jim Dator (former president of WFSF),
joined the World Futures Studies Federation in 1987 while he was teaching at the
Economics Dept., Univ. of Hawaii. Since then he has been actively involved in futures
studies, presenting his integrated economic theories at the world conf. in Beijing,
China (1988), Budapest, Hungary (1990), Barcelona, Spain (1991), and Turku, Finland
(1993). In 1989 he organized the WFSF Pacific-Basin Conf. in cooperation with Nagoya
Univ. of Commerce, in which about 60 participants from 25 countries attended. In
June 1992, he was invited to attend the UNESCO seminar on Teaching About The
Future where he emphasized the need for a higher institution for future-oriented
studies and proposed this seminar series as its first step.
- Dr. Yamaguchi used to enjoy nature photography in mountains and forests, and
play Shaku-hachi (a Japanese bamboo flute) at home. However, most of his recent pastime
is forced to be with computers. Why are we busier and less free, he repines, as our
civilization advances? Will future's generations be able to find enough free time
-- a source of creativity and cultural activities -- as we once used to? Yet, he
was recently astonished to find out that his two little kids have plenty of free