Kazumasa Ito is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2017-18. He is a research of Mitsubishi Electric Corp., an electric and electronic manufacturer in Japan. Ito has 15 years of experience in electric motors, especially electro magnetic design and their driving technologies. He graduated from Nagoya University and received a masters degree in engineering. During his fellowship at Shorenstein APARC, his research will focus on management of development.