For a Better World
May 17, 2017 Invited Symposium at Webster University, Vienna, Austria
"Greece, Out of The Crisis: Debt-End or Dead-End"
Lecture: Electronic Public Money (EPM) is a Savior for Debt-Economies
-- On-going Experiment in Japan --
March 2, 2017 2017 Workshop on National Spatial Planning -- A Futurology Approach,
organized by National Development Council, Taipei, Taiwan
Lecture 1: Futures Studies and System Dynamics
Lecture 2: An Application: Futures of Money, Technolgoy and Society
Feb. 20, 2017 The Second Pacific-Asia System Dynamics Conf. Singapore National University, Singapore:
Peer-to-Peer Public Money System -- Focusing on Payments --
Sept. 30, 2016 The 12th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, University Center, downtown, Chicagp:
The Heads and Tails of Money Creation and its System Design Failures (by Skype)
July 17 - 21, 2016 Presented at the 35th International Conference of System Dynamics Society, Delft, the Netherlands：
The Heads and Tails of Money Creation and its System Design Failures
-- Toward the Alternative System Design --
Oct. 5, 2015 Presented a talk on Public Money vs Debt Money -- Accounting System Dynamics Approach at the Organization of
Islamic Cooperation: Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).
Oct. 1 - 3, 2015 Offered a 3 day Intensive Workshop (9AM - 5 PM) at the Yildirim Beyazit University,
Dept. of Economics, Ankara, Turkey, on the theme Money and Macroeconomic Modeling,
using Account System Dynamics Approach.
Sept. 11, 2015 Presented a speech over Skype at the 11th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conf.
University Center, downtown Chicago
on Public Money Act of Japan -- As a Global Monetary Reform in Action.
July 28, 2015 Invited Speech by the American Monetary Institute on "Global Monetary Reform in Action", 7 - 9 PM at the Chicago Temple.
July 19 - 23, 2015 Presented a joint paper at the 33rd International Conference of System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, MA, USA. on ASD Macroeconomic Model of Japan on the Flow of Funds and National Account -- Report on its Early Stage of Development.
Oct. 4, 2014 Presented a speech over Skype at the 10th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conf.
University Center, downtown Chicago, on From Debt to Public Money System -- Modeling A Transition Process Simplified.
July 19 - 24, 2014 Presented a paper "From Debt Money to Public Money Syste - Modeling A Transition Process Simplified" (Revised Version), and offered a workshop on "Money and Macroeconomic Dynamics"
at the 32nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands.
May 9, 2013 Invited to the Eastern Economic Association, 39th Annua Conference: The Need for Monetary Reform (C9, JEL Code B), New York, Sheraton Hotel & Towers.
March 14, 2012 Invited to the Economics and Finance Seminar: Debt Crisis, Monetary Reform and System Dynamics, Univ. of Western Sydney, Australia
July 26, 2011 Invited to the US Congressional Briefing, Washington D.C. by the Congressman Dennis Kucinich (photo right) and presented my latest simulation result on Macroeconomic Modeling:
"We can liquidate Debt without triggering Recession, Unempoyment and Inflation!"
Sept. 30, 2010 Honored by theAmerican Monetary Institute
with the "Advancement of Monetary Science and Reform Award -- For his advanced work in modeling the effects on national debt of the American Monetary Act"
Director, Japan Futures Research Center.
Professor, Graduate School of Business, Doshisha University,
Kyoto, Japan (suspended as of March, 2013).
Adjunct Professor, Environment and Energy Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Gifu University, Japan.
At the UC Berkeley, I joined the mathematical economics (general equilibrium) seminar by Prof. Gerard Debreu who received the Noble Prize in Economics in 1983. One of my thesis advisors, Prof. George Akerlof, also received the Noble Prize in Economics in 2001.
So far, I taught at the California State University, Hayward, University of San Francisco, University of Hawaii at Manor, Osaka Sangyo University, Doshisha University, etc. At the Univ. of Hawaii, Political Science Prof. Jim Dator invited me to join the World Futures Studies Federation in 1986. Since then, I've been active on Futures Studies.
To deepen my understanding of system dynamics, I visited Prof. Jay Forrester (founder of Systrem Dynamics) and Prof. John Sterman at the Sloan School of Management, MIT, in the Falls of 1998 and 1999. In the summer of 2003, I took an 8 months' sabbatical leave at the Haas School of Business, Univ. of California, Berkeley. Sicen then, my academic works have been focused on the system dynamics modelings of macroeconomics and sustainability. (resume)
I'm currently living a country life at the ecological log home in Awaji Island. If you can read Japanese, please visit my personal story of Building Ecological Log Home, and 4 colorful pages excerpted from the Imported House (Vol.4, 2003) (P1, P2, P3, P4).
Four Seasons at the MuRatopia Ecological Log Home