Toshifumi Kadowaki is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2010-2011. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he has worked for the IT solution department at Sumitomo Corporation, one of the major trading and investment conglomerates in Japan. He was responsible for planning the business growth strategy, including M&A strategy, and supporting the management of the subsidiaries. He also has 5 years experience of investing in start-up companies. He graduated from Waseda University with a BA in Commerce.