Japan’s foremost futurist and leading authority on innovation and strategy
An innovation and competitive strategy consultant, futurist, author, and designer, Morinosuke Kawaguchi is the founder and CEO of Morinoske Co. Ltd. It is a creative future laboratory based in Tokyo, Japan.
Regarded Japan’s foremost futurist, Morinosuke Kawaguchi serves as a strategy advisor to the Japanese government and several of the largest multinationals on the planet. These organizations adopted his strategies set out in his forecasting book Megatrends which has now branched out into a series.
Morinosuke Kawaguchi has, since 2014, been an advisor to Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Strategy Headquarters. Although first invited for his ideas on job creation and gaining foreign currency, he has since moved on to guide the government on other issues as well. For example, he has given guidance on the Japanese government’s science and technology policy-planning process while working with The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy. The latter is a national research institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. He has also been an advisor to the Nikkei BP Mirai Kenkyujou, the Nikkei BP Future Laboratory and Japan’s biggest publisher of business and technology magazines and books.
A recognised leading authority on innovation and strategy, Morinosuke Kawaguchi assists companies in a wide range of industries, including the healthcare, automobile, electronics, and telecommunications fields. He has previously worked as a consultant at a technology film and an engineer at Japan’s biggest electronic equipment and machine manufacturer, Hitachi Ltd. He wrote over 35 patents for the company which saw him awarded one gold and two bronze awards.
An award-winning author, Morinosuke Kawaguchi ‘s books have been translated into four different languages thus far. He also writes for various business publications. He was a visiting professor at the postgraduate programme at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Doshisha Business School’s Global MBA course for many years.
As a speaker, Morinosuke Kawaguchi addresses audiences in both Japan and abroad. He has presented keynotes at major international conferences as well as addressed smaller audiences for various companies. He lives in Japan and presents in both English and Japanese.
“Morinosuke gave a great presentation on some of the hidden strengths of Japanese design for Swedish policy makers in innovation and growth. His ideas and insights are inspirational, forward looking and well worth paying attention to in Japan, Sweden and elsewhere… and his lectures are fun too!”
“Morinosuke has a real sense of the future trends and what will spark them. This sense is the same one many innovators use during their creative processes.”
“Morinosuke Kawaguchi has a very distinctive knowledge of cutting-edge technology and its characteristics. That allows him to connect technology and appealing product innovations across many industries. I enjoyed his lecture and got inspired and entertained at the same time.”
“Professor Morinosuke Kawaguchi is a phenomenon. He has deep and wide knowledge of innovation, technology, design and culture and he is able to present any material in an entertaining fashion that is uniquely “Morinosuke style”. He is blessed with everything that a person wishes for and yet so few are lucky to have: an incredibly unique mind that creates fascinating content, wonderful writing ability that makes reading his books such a pleasure and a presentation style which makes him a world-class entertainer. I know him as a selfless and giving person who is always willing to discuss ideas with fans, students, or anyone who attends his lectures. I respect him very much and I feel lucky to have learnt from him through his books, lectures and workshops. I don’t call living people geniuses often but Professor Kawaguchi is definitely one genius I am lucky to know. Thank you for giving knowledge so freely to everyone. If we could clone Professor Kawaguchi, we would like a few of him in South Korea. “
“Whether you are looking for technological, business or cultural solutions, Morinosuke Kawaguchi’s innovative strategy sparks creativity across disciplines!”
“Morinosuke´s lecture at EOI was to us like a breath of fresh air, spreading all these fantastic new ideas. One normally thinks that reality is the way it is and nothing can be changed, however, all of the sudden a person comes and shares ideas that make your mind upside down and helps you see things in a complete different way! That´s what Morinosuke did!! Arigatoooooooo!!”