Toshio Obi

toshio-obi-profileToshio Obi is Professor at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Director of the APEC Institute of e-Government (Waseda University). He has work for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a program planner and is Senior Researcher at the Center of Japanese Economy & Business at Columbia University.

Dr. Obi is also executive advisor to the Japanese Ministry of Labor, and acts as Chair or as senior member to various advisory committees to the Japanese government including the National e-Government Promotion Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communication, UNESCO UNITWIN Program on Disaster Management, Mobile Business Forum, and the ITU TELECOM. He received his Masters and Ph.D from Keio University.