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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 is an invited professor at Tokyo College of Music for liberal arts. ​


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. She then became a vice president of an MBA course at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the top French engineering school.


After she returned from France, started to work at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan. She then pursued an academic carrier first at the University of Tokyo for the engineering department, then at Kyoto University.  

Dr Takeuchi holds two PhDs, in engineering and in economics. ​For public services, She participated in the Economic Strategic Council during Prime Minister Obuchi’s cabinet. For education, she founded a Leadership Program for “Innovative Engineers” sponsored by Nissan Scientific Foundation. 


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,

-“Urban System and Industrial System”, 2003,

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

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

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

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.   



竹内 佐和子
竹内 佐和子
竹内 佐和子
竹内 佐和子
竹内 佐和子
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