(Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020 14:19)

Yasuhiko Toride

Department of Business Economics



  1. 2001 Ph.D. - Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
  2. 1981 M.S. - Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
  3. 1979 B.A. - Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

Teaching and Research Interests:

Business & Social Impact (exploring how the business sector can achieve social impact and contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.) Innovation and R&D strategy (understanding basic knowledge about Intellectual Property Rights, exploring strategies for creating innovation for private companies) Food Value Chain and Sustainability (Understanding the structure of food value chain and studing how to achieve sustainability in each step of the food value chain.)

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

2019 -

Professor, Institute of International Strategy, Tokyo International University


Director, International Life Science Institute, Japan, Center of Health Promotion


Director for Nutrition Improvement Projects in Africa, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.


Manager/ Director, Ajinomoto Europe.


Manager, Ajinomoto Thailand

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

2016 Oct. “Assessing program coverage of two approaches to distributing a complementary feeding supplement to infants and young children in Ghana” PLOS One – co-author

2014 Dec. “Improving complementary feeding in Ghana reaching the vulnerable through innovative business – the case of KOKO Plus, New York Academy of Science – co-author