Dr. Munehiko Harada

Chairman, Japan Sport Tourism Alliance (JSTA)

Dr. Harada was educated in Japan (Kyoto University of Education), achieved his Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University and was a Fulbright Senior Researcher at Texas A&M University.  He has held positions with the National Institute of Fitness and Sport and Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences prior to taking up his current position as professor on the faculty of sport sciences at Waseda University, Tokyo.  He has also held positions as the past president of the Asian Association for Sports Management and the president of the Japanese Association for Sport Management, and is a director of the Japan Professional Soccer League (J League) and the chairman of the Japan Sport Tourism Alliance (JSTA).  He is a well-published author on sport management, sport marketing, sport tourism and leisure studies.