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Dr. Mitsuru Misawa

Professor of Finance

 

 

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Shidler College of Business

2404 Maile Way, E601e

Honolulu, Hawaii   96822

E-Mail:  misawa@hawaii.edu (English/Japanese)

Web Site: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~misawa

Tel:  (808) 956-9713

Fax: (808) 956-9713 

      Dr. Misawa received his LLB from Tokyo University Law School, LLM from Harvard Law School, MBA from the University of Hawaii as an East-West Center grantee and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (International Finance). He is professor of finance (International Finance and Corporate Finance) and the director of the Center for Japanese Global Investment and Finance at the University of Hawaii, which was established in 1997 under the sponsorship of Japanese Keidanren (Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations).

       Before he joined the University of Hawaii in August 1996, he had been with Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) for 30 years. His career at IBJ included assignments in banking and leasing operations in New York and Toyo. During his career at IBJ, he served as the Executive Vice President, IBJ Trust Bank (NY), Deputy General Manager, Loan Department, IBJ (Tokyo) in charge of large scale companies such as Nissan, Sony, Komatsu, etc., the General Manager, International Headquarter, IBJ (Tokyo), and the President, IBJ Leasing (NY) as a member of the Board of Directors, IBJ Leasing (Tokyo). One of the financial arrangements he conducted as an investment banker at IBJ was the Nissan Motorfs direct investment to manufacture trucks and cars in Smyrna, Tennessee in 1983. For total financing of $400 million, he employed "global financial engineering" techniques. Since then, these techniques have been widely used by other Japanese investment to the U.S.

       His research has been published in numerous academic journals, including Sloan Management Review, Financial Management, The Columbia Journal of World Business, and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

       Dr. Misawa consulted for a number of international institutions such as IBJ (Japan) and OSG Corporation (Japan). From 1989 to 1996, he served as the U.S. Counselor on the Keidanrenfs "Council for Better Corporate Citizenship." Dr. Misawa was appointed "Colonel of the State of Kentucky" and "Arkansas Traveler" by those states in recognition of his achievements in soliciting Japanese investments for these states.

       In September 2006, Dr. Misawa published a book entitled, Current Business and Legal Issues in Japanfs Banking and Finance Industry. In September 2007, he also published a book entitled, Cases on International Business and Finance in Japanese Corporations. Both books are available at the University of Hawaii Bookstore.