Satoru Furuya is Professor of Cultural and Communication studies at Musashino University in Tokyo. He is involved in research and teaching in the areas of culture and communication studies, especially focused on notions of individualism and collectivism. His doctoral thesis on this subject is soon to be published in Japan. Before his move into the academic world, Professor Furuya spent over twenty years in Kenkyusha the prestigious Japanese publishing company and was responsible for producing a wide range of magazines and books in the linguistic and cultural field.
He now acts as a consultant to EAB on Japanese business culture.