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, CEO, HR Fabula Co. Ltd. and Professor, Sophia University







Shinya Yamamoto is a Founder and CEO of HR Fabula Co. Ltd., ex-Partner at PwC in charge of Human Resources Management Consulting practice in Japan. He has over 25 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 change management, HR strategy development, performance management program design, leadership development and other HR development (management trainings), along with numerous experiences in HR transaction services at mergers and acquisitions.

Clients Shinya has serviced to include both Japanese and foreign invested companies in Japan, 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 also an adjunct professor at Sophia University and ex-professor at University of Tsukuba Graduate school.

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

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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 (RETIRED)


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.   

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