Board of Advisers

JHRS actively seeks guidance and advices from recognized HR thought-leaders as well as seasoned and accomplished HR professionals in Japan to help accomplish our mission and vision. We are very grateful for their wisdom and support. 

Prof. Mitsuhide Shiraki, Ph.D., Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University and President, Institute for Transnational Human Resources Management (HRM)


Graduated from the College of Political Science and Graduate School of Economics of Waseda University with Ph.D. in Economics.

After being a professor of the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Kokushikan University and other educational institutions, he has been in his current post since 1999. Prof. Shiraki specializes in labor economics, social policy and human resources management and has authored, edited, co-authored, and co-edited several HR-related books and publications with particular emphasis on international or transnational HRM.

Mr. Shinya Yamamoto, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Japan Co. Ltd. and Professor, Graduate School of Business Science, University of Tsukuba






慶應義塾大学工学部管理工学科卒、イリノイ大学経営学修士課程終了(MBA)筑波大学大学院ビジネス科学研究科客員教授CHO協会アドバイザー、日本人材マネジメント協会幹事、The Japan HR Society Advisor、などを歴任

Shinya Yamamoto is a Partner in charge of PwC Human Resources Services
practice in Japan. He has over 20 years of experience in human resource
management consulting, servicing to Japanese and foreign invested companies
in Japan and overseas subsidiaries of Japanese corporations.

Shinya’s recent professional activities include HR strategy development,
performance management program design, HR effectiveness consulting, HR
development (management trainings), along with numerous experience in HR
transaction services at mergers and acquisitions.

HR transaction service includes HR due diligence, integration and redesigning of
HR policies and systems, organization development, down sizing, HR
administration and communication support. Clients Shinya has serviced to
include both Japanese and foreign companies investing to Japanese companies,
in many different industries, such as automobile, electronics, pharmaceuticals,
financial services and other services and manufacturing.

Shinya is considered bilingual in Japanese and English. He is a frequent speaker
at HRM conferences and seminars in Japan, and an author of several HRM
books and articles. He holds BS Engineering from Keio University in Tokyo and
MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He is a professor at University of Tsukuba Graduate school and he has been
advisors and directors to Japan Society for Human Resources Management
(JSHRM), CHO Association, The Japan HR Society (JHRS).

Mr. Haruyasu Enomoto, HR Director, Corning Japan K.K.

H Enomoto.jpg


また経済産業大臣認定・登録の中小企業診断士であり、The Japan HR Society (JHRS) の顧問でもあります。学歴は、慶応大学経済学部で学士を、米国カリフォルニア大学サンタバーバラ校で経済学修士を取得しています。

Mr. Enomoto has almost 20 years of solid HR experience both as a practitioner and as a consultant. He has worked with Japanese and foreign-affiliated firms not only in Japan but also in the US and Europe making him very well-versed in both Japanese and Western styles of management. His main expertise includes M&A/integration of HR schemes and/or company cultures, change management in introducing new organization, work processes, and HR structures, and planning and implementation of people training and development.

He is also a registered management consultant for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by the Japanese Government
. Academically, he has a BA Economics from Keio University and MA Economics from the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Mr. Norihide Munakata, Independent HR Consultant


Mr. Munakata is a seasoned HR professional / executive with more than 20 years of hands-on and management experiences in the Human Resources field.  He served as the head of HR at prominent US-based high-tech companies in Japan, including AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Cadence Design Systems, and Sun Microsystems.  Most recently, he was HR Director at Oracle Japan. 

He has a track record of successful accomplishments, among others, of massive change management through M&A, divestiture, spin-off and organic streamlining. He also has various non-HR business experiences such as market research and analysis, consultation, marketing, and strategic planning, which differentiate quality, customer focus and sense of urgency of his work engagements and results.

He holds a bachelor degree from International Christian University, happily married, and lives in Chiba.   

Interested in becoming a member of JHRS' Board of Advisers? Email us .

Share this page:





---Media Partners---
WSJ Asia Logo.jpg



© 2007-2015. The Japan HR Society (JHRS). All Rights Reserved.  c/o HR Central K.K. (The JHRS Secretariat), 3-26-32-101, Kamikodanaka, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 211-0053 JAPAN | Tel: +81(0)50-3394-0198 | Fax: +81(0)3-6745-9292 | Email Us. | Read our Privacy Policy.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software