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Dr Takeuchi is a former president of la Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris. Currently, she sits on the board of HORIBA, Ltd. ( ) as an independent director. She serves other companies such as Toray Engineering Company as a technical advisor and SAXA Holding company as a corporate governance specialist. 
She is a professor at Tokyo College of Music for musicology, mainly European history and music development. 

She started her academic career in France at Institut des Sciences Mathématique et Economique Appliquées in Paris and taught at Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, as requested by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She became a vice president of an MBA course at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the top French engineering school.


After she worked as Bank economist at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, she explored possibilities as a professorial position in Japan, first at the University of Tokyo, then at Kyoto University.  She joined the Management of Technology Unit at the University of Tokyo.

Dr Takeuchi holds two PhDs, in engineering and in economics. She is a pioneer and an expert of interdisciplinary research in the social application of advanced technologies, such as urban design.

For public services, Dr Takeuchi sits on the Economic Strategic committee during Prime Minister Obuchi’s cabinet. She has a keen interest in the education of young professionals in Japan. In 2006, she founded a Leadership Program for “Innovative Engineers” supported by Nissan Scientific Foundation. This program is designed to encourage new social entrepreneurship.


She managed many international projects: World Bank’s project, Global Fund for Disaster Reduction and Recovery as the Chair from 2007-2010, JICA-JST project on environmental technology application.


She published several books and wrote many articles. Her books include:

-“Urban Policy”, Nihon Keizai Hyoron-sha, 2006,

-“Japan’s Industrial System Vol.9, Urban System and Industrial System”, 2003,

-“Institutional Design of Public Management” NTT Publications, 2002,

-“Social Infrastructure toward the 21st Century” San-kaidoh, 1999,

-“Universality and particularity of European Integration” PHP Institute, 1992.

For journalism, she worked as a columnist for Yomiuri newspaper and Asahi newspaper and wrote more than 100 articles on Japanese societies.  


In 2005, she was awarded the Order of National Merit by the French government. In 2014 she was awarded the Order of Arts and Literature ( L’Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres) by French Government.   

She speaks fluent French and English. She is also a classically trained pianist and a tea ceremony master.