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Lecturer Profiles


Takuya Hane


Senior Lecturer

Eriko Tokuno



Active Learning Inc. CEO

Takuya Hane 羽根 拓也 

Record of Work Experiences

Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry: Fundamental Ability Training Committee member

Ministry of Education: Career Aptitude Development Project Judge


Teaching Experiences at Universities

Harvard University (Japanese Lecturer)

University of Pennsylvania (Japanese Lecturer)

Susquehanna University (Japanese Lecturer)

Yamaguchi University (Guest Professor)

Digital Hollywood University (Professor)



1994 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

Entrepreneur of the Year Japan, Semi-Finalist 

Japan E-Learning Award, Smart Learning Category 

Takuya Hane is an accomplished entrepreneur and creative leader reinventing Asian business and education methods. After an unsatisfactory Japanese university experience, Hane theorized that the key to success in business and education is active participation, in contrast to traditional Japanese models that espouse passive learning.


Inspired by his teaching career at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania, Hane founded Active Learning Co. in 1997, and soon became well-known for his progressive, revolutionary idea: “active human resource development”. Hane has been invited to consult for companies such as Sony, IBM, Prudential, Toyota, Panasonic and Shiseido, developing manager training programs that circulated widely around Japan. Furthermore, Hane serves as an advisor to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.


Finding success in his company lectures and leadership training in the educational and public sectors, Hane quickly expanded his work to consult for businesses in countries all over Asia, such as Singapore, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines.

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Eriko Tokuno 得能 絵理子 

Digital Hollywood University        Professor

Graduated Waseda University.

Involved in various projects related to career development, company reform, and regional governance reform.

Has interviewed IBM's former top adviser Mr. Kitashiro and renowned musician Mr. Sakamoto for the "First-class Fundamental Skills Interview" project led by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and recieved high recognition for her web articles on the project.

Taught at Nikkei's seminars, was lecturer for Nikkei BP BizCollege PREMIUM, and holds lectures and consultations for companies and universities; she is recognized for her lectures and workshops, which involve participants and provides an enlivening learning experience.

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