Before moving this year (2017) to a chair in business history at Tokyo Keizai University, Takau was Professor of Risk Management and Insurance in the Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. He is a former President of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association and was chief editor of the Japanese Business History Review. His research interests include insurance history and insurance regulation. Takau is Japan’s leading insurance historian. His recent publications include ‘The role of insurance in the rapid modernization of Japan’, in World Insurance (Oxford University Press, 2012), edited by Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter; and Corporate Forms and Organisational Choice in International Insurance (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-edited with Robin Pearson, which derived from a project supported by the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. Takau organised the very first international (Anglo-Japanese) meeting on insurance history held at Kyoto Sangyo University in 1995, and he has been a regular participant in international meetings in the field since then.
Professor Takau Yoneyam, Professor of Business History
Faculty of Business Management, Tokyo Keizai University.
1-7-34 Minami-cho, Kokubunji, Tokyo 185-8502, JAPAN.