• Kyodo


Yoshihiro Tsurumi, professor of international business at Baruch College of City University of New York, is the recipient of CUNY’s presidential excellence award for distinguished scholarship, the university said Monday.

Baruch College President Ned Regan called Tsurumi “an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of multinational business strategy and the global competitiveness of a nation’s economy.”

Tsurumi, from Kumamoto Prefecture, has authored some 30 books, including a guide to general trading companies called “Sogoshosa,” which the U.S. Congress used to enact the Export Trading Company Act of 1982.

He has also published numerous articles for American, Japanese and other foreign publications and “helped the World Trade Organization adjudicate U.S.-Japan trade disputes between Fujifilm and Kodak” from 1995 to 1997, Regan said.

A graduate of Tokyo’s Keio University, Tsurumi holds master’s degree and a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University.

He has taught at Keio University, Queen’s University in Canada, Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School.

U.S. President George W. Bush was one of Tsurumi’s students at Harvard Business School in the mid-1970s.

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