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Wataru Hasegawa

Wataru Hasegawa


  • Bachelor of Arts, Waseda University Master of Education, Master of Arts, Columbia University, USA
  • Chairman, Kyoto Information service Industry association
  • Chairman, All Nippon Information Industry Association Federation (ANIA)
  • Representative Director & Prime Vice Chairman, Information Technology Federation of Japan
  • Vice Chairman, IT Coordinators' Association
  • Member of the Human Resources Development Committee of the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan, and the Judging Committee for the Information Security Slogan, Poster, and Four-Frame Comic Contest
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers, Advanced Vocational Ability Development Promotion Center
  • Awards, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Thailand (Twice); Ghana Minister of Culture Award
  • Certified Educational Administrator, State of New York, USA
  • Visiting Professor, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Policy Advisory Committee, Jeju International Free City Development Center, Public Enterprise under the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of Korea
  • CEO of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics 


My major is "educational leadership", and I have been researching educational administration, school management, and technology-assisted education. In particular, I have experienced the management of educational organizations, which is the main theme of educational leadership, both as an actual business and as a research subject from the global perspective.

It is well known that the Japanese system of higher education was heavily influenced by the European system of higher education in the early years, and as a result, both public and private schools tend to neglect practical studies, which are emphasized in the United States. At present, in the age of post-industrialization, the educational system is on the verge of collapse. After the era of high economic growth led by the government came to an end, a new form of democratic education, which is suitable for the coming age of change and diversification, is sought after.

Any organization, not only an educational institution, must operate and manage itself in a timely manner based on an understanding of the country's unique legal system and its underlying culture. In this age of globalization, it is necessary to maintain and operate an organization while considering relationships with overseas countries and promoting IT, which evolves rapidly and never ends. In other words, IT leaders such as CIOs need leadership as a driving force, as well as the ability to continue internal education and a new form of leadership in the international networking community, in other words, "enlightened leadership".

As the first and only professional graduate school specializing in IT in Japan, KCGI was established with the mission of responding quickly to the ongoing evolution of IT and computer technology in order to respond to the serious shortage of IT human resources in the industry. Kyoto Computer Gakuin, the first computer education institution in Japan, has more than 50 years of tradition and experience. We aim to become the sole No.1 computer education institution by realizing professional education at the master level of graduate school. Based on our founding philosophy, "To cultivate applied information technology specialists who can be leaders in society", I will work to cultivate IT leaders by combining the educational accomplishments of "Human resource development required by society" achieved by the Kyoto Computer Gakuin with the knowledge I gained from the professional school I attended in the United States. I am looking forward to the enrollment of those who have great ambitions.

Responsible Subject

  • Leadership Theory
  • Honors Master Thesis

Field of Specialization

  • Educational Leadership: Focusing on educational organization management as the main theme. Research focuses on education administration, technology-assisted education, etc.

Business Performance


  • "Moebius Circle of Information and Culture" by Wataru Hasegawa, Accumu Vol. 1, pp. 120 -125, 1989
  • W. Hasegawa, “Computer Education as Literacy, 39th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, at Boston”, MA 1995
  • W. Hasegawa, “Internet Impact on Educational Institutions”, Columbia University Web, 1997
  • W. W. Hasegawa, "Enlightened Leadership and Its Limit: A Case Study", Master's Thesis, Columbia University (M.A.), 1998 1998
  • W. W. Hasegawa, "Policy Analysis of RIT and KCG joint program", Master's Thesis No. 2, Columbia University (M.A.), 1998 1998
  • "Japanese private schools and the concept of "vocational school"" by Wataru Hasegawa, Accumu Vol. 9, pp. 38 -41, 1998
  • W. Hasegawa, “Japan's System of Post-Secondary Education, ” Master of Education Thesis, Columbia University (M. Ed.), 1999 1999
  • W. W. Hasegawa, "New York School Finance Reform", Master's Thesis on Education, Columbia University, No. 2 (M. Ed.), 1999 1999
  • HASEGAWA Wataru, "Impact of "university transfer"", Nursing Perspective Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 48 -52, 1999
  • "Problems of the university system and real education" Wataru Hasegawa, Summary of the 13 Japan Association of Nursing Schools, pp. 22 -23, 2001
  • "Era of the collapse of universities" by Wataru Hasegawa, Accumu Vol. 11, pp. 28 -31, 2002
  • HASEGAWA Wataru, "Establishment of Japan's First Graduate School for IT Professionals and Future Issues" Private School Management No. 359, pp. 26 -42, 2005.
  • "A form of future vision for small universities; network diversity", NAIS Journal Vol. 5, pp. 3 -8, 2010.
  • "Higher education and vocational education" by Wataru Hasegawa, Accumu Vol. 21, pp. 68 -82, 2013
  • HASEGAWA Wataru, "Kyoto Model, [. kyoto] - Establishment of Clean Internet Space by Top-Level Domain Registry as a University -", NAIS Journal Vol. 9, pp. 3 -11, 2014
  • Accumu | Kyoto Computer Gakuin Alumni Association bulletin


  • W. W. Hasegawa, "The Teachers College/Caliber Learning Network Master Degree in Educational Administration: Five Year Plan", Project for the Board of Trustees of Columbia University, 1997.

Keynote Address

  • "Education Administration and School Management: Problems of the University System and Real Education", The 13 Japan Association of Nursing Schools [Nursing 21 Memorial Forum], 2001
  • "Current Status and Prospects of IT (ICT) and Information Security Professional Training in Japan", Briefing on Recruitment of Information Protection Personnel (Sponsor: Korea Information Protection Society, Korea Information Protection Industry Association), Seoul, 2008