Vice Presidents

Yoko Matsubara

Photo:Yoko Matsubara

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Graduate School Affairs

Date of Birth: July 30, 1958

Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

Academic Background
  • March 1998: Completed doctoral program, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu Women’s University
  • March 1998: Doctor of Philosophy, Ochanomizu Women’s University
Fields of Specialism

History of science, bioethics, sociology of science and technology

Ritsumeikan University Employment History
  • April 2012 ‐ March 2015: Dean, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2015 ‐ March 2018: Director, Institute of Human Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2015 ‐ March 2016: Executive Director, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
  • May 2016 ‐ March 2018: Director, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
  • January 2019 ‐ present: Vice Chancellor of the Ritsumeikan Trust & Vice President of Ritsumeikan University
Academic Society Memberships

History of Science Society of Japan, Biological Unit of the History of Science Society of Japan, Japan Association for Bioethics, Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies, Japanese Society of Health and Medical Sociology, Japanese Society for the History of Medicine, Japanese Society for the History of Psychiatry,The Sociology of Science Society of Japan, Japan Society of Research and Information on Public and Co-operative Economy


Tadao Isaka

Photo:Tadao Isaka

Vice President for Student Affairs, Admissions & Integrated Education

Date of Birth: April 7, 1962

Professor, College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University

Academic Background
  • March 1987: Completed graduate program, Graduate School of Education, Nippon Sport Science University
  • July 1999: Doctor of Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Fields of Specialism

Kinesics, sports biomechanics, sports training

Ritsumeikan University Employment History
  • April 1997 ‐ March 1998: Vice Executive Director, Office for Athletes & Sport Services, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 1998 ‐ March 2004: Vice Director, Athletics & Sports Services Center, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2006 ‐ March 2009: Executive Director , Research Organization of Science and Engineering , Ritsumeikan University
  • August 2008 ‐ March 2010: Chief Administrative Officer , College and Graduate School of Sport and Health Science Establishment Committee, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2010 ‐ March 2016: Associate Dean, College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2016 ‐ December 2018: Dean, College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University
  • January 2019 ‐ present: Vice Chancellor of the Ritsumeikan Trust & Vice President of Ritsumeikan University
Academic Society Memberships

Robotics Society of Japan, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, American College of Sports Medicine, Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, International Society of Biomechanics, Japanese Society of Biomechanics, Japan Society of Training Science for Exercise and Sport


Akio Tokuda

Photo:Akio Tokuda

Vice President for Research, Academic Archives, Global Partnerships, Diversity & Inclusion

Date of Birth: December 2, 1971

Professor, College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University

Academic Background
  • March 1994: Graduated, College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
  • March 1997: Completed master's program, Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
  • March 2000: Completed doctoral program, Graduate School of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
  • March 2000: Doctor of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
Fields of Specialism

Business administration, innovation, standardization

Ritsumeikan University Employment History
  • April 1997 ‐ March 2000: Assistant, College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2000 ‐ March 2012: Associate Professor, College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2012 ‐ present: Professor, College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2012 ‐ March 2014: Director, Research Center for Innovation Management, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2015 ‐ March 2017: Associate Dean, Division of Career Services, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2019 ‐ March 2021: Dean, Division of Research, Ritsumeikan University
  • April 2019 ‐ March 2021: Executive Director, Ritsumeikan-Global Innovation Research Organization
  • January 2021 ‐ present: Vice Chancellor of the Ritsumeikan Trust & Vice President of Ritsumeikan University
Academic Society Memberships

Japan Academy of International Business Studies (Board Member), European Academy for Standardization (EURAS), Japan Academy of Multinational Enterprises (Board Member), Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management (Editorial Board Member)

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