Michael Kato

Michael Kato

President, Japanese Greats Co., Ltd

Currently employed at Japanese Greats Co., Ltd, Alliance Inc., FreeAx, Inc.

Previous: Ice Mobile, Digital Communications, Ratio International, Assist Co., Ltd. International, Houghton Mifflin, Horus Vision, Inc., Agora K.K., The Princeton Review Japan, Thomson NETg, Inc., Imagination Station Inc., Academic Transfer, Inc.


Previous: University Of California, Santa Cruz, University Of California, Berkeley



    Age: 52 Years Young Citizenship: U.S.A. Visa/Marital Status: Permanent Resident/Married/2 children Years in Japan: 28+ Years Teaching/Coaching, Corporate Training and Employee Development, Content and Core Competencies: Curriculum Development, Writing, Project Management, Business Development



At Japanese Greats Co., Ltd

From September 2014 to Present
Consulting with Japanese companies and organizations around their globalization strategies and programs; Consulting with global companies and organizations regarding their Japan-based strategies and programs. High concentration on businesses and products with an ecological, wellness, and...
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Director Business development consulting

At Alliance Inc.

From April 2013 to Present
Business development consulting for health, ecological, and other products and services in international markets

Learning Consultant

At FreeAx, Inc.

From June 2006 to Present
Providing learning consulting to a broad range of clients:

Learning Consultant

At Digital Communications

From October 2011 to October 2014
Project management, consulting, technical translation, interpreting and other assistance, including project for Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Fuji Xerox Learning Institute on digital textbooks for support of people with disabilities, digital ...
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Digital Consultant

At Ice Mobile

From September 2013 to April 2014
Consulting on digital implementations, localization, and cloud-based development with BrandLoyalty KK, local supermarket clients, and development partners, including NTT subsidiaries and Canon IT Solutions. Primary interface for all negotiations and development between Ice Mobile,...
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Learning Consultant

At Ratio International

From May 2006 to March 2014
Established a number of programs in the Tohoku region, providing solar energy producing systems for 8 schools over 2 years, winning 8 separate competitions for funds from Coca-Cola for outstanding educational support initiatives in the disaster-stricken Tohoku region.

business development

At Assist Co., Ltd. International

From August 2012 to May 2013
consulting, particularly for environmental technology products ,

Business development

At Houghton Mifflin

From July 2011 to June 2012
Business development consulting in Japan for marketing of ICT-based educational content and systems.

Project management

At Horus Vision, Inc.

From June 2006 to August 2010
Project management, consulting, technical translation, interpreting and other assistance as needed between HV and several manufacturing contractors in Japan. Primary work involves the transfer of knowledge/expectations as expressed in client's specifications to Japanese contractors....
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Member of Board of Directors

At Agora K.K.

From August 2008 to September 2009


At The Princeton Review Japan

From October 2006 to December 2006
Planning and implementation of e-learning solution using platform provided by Medic Quest K.K. Resolved issue of producing materials over tight schedule integrating instructor-led courses utilizing video, presentation materials, software, and whiteboard and web-based delivery....
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Learning Consultant

At Thomson NETg, Inc.

From 2003 to 2004
Responsible for pre- and post-sales technical and content support for business partners, resellers, and global clients in Japan and Korea, as well as regional client operations in China. Business Partners included Wilson Learning Worldwide Japan (WLW), Fujitsu Learning Media (FLM),...
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Project Implementation Manager

At Imagination Station Inc.

From 1999 to 2000
Responsible for training, support, communications, and business partner relations between Imagination Station (based in Dallas, TX) and Japanese investor and business partner Try Group. Imagination Station was an Internet-based reading intervention environment optimized for children....
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Project Coordinator

At Academic Transfer, Inc.

From 1989 to 1993
Developed and administered a wide range of academic programs and business projects, including foreign exchanges, study tours, seminars, etc. Clients included colleges and universities in Japan and overseas, Japanese junior and senior high schools, trade schools, and corporations....
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University Of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Bachelors Degree, University of California, Santa Cruz

From September 1984 to June 1985
Most of my undergraduate work was at the University of California, Berkeley (19080-83).

University Of California, Berkeley, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

From September 1980 to June 1983
Transferred to UCSC in August 1984 to complete bachelor's degree (Future Studies independent major)


  • business channel development
  • content development
  • content support
  • corporate training
  • Curriculum Development
  • develop strategy
  • development of materials and concepts
  • eLearning
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  • Japanese
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