Dr. Masato Homma is the founder and CEO of Learnology Co. Ltd. and the world's first learnologist, proposing a new science of life-long, life-wide, and life-deep learning. He also works as Professor and Assistant Dean at Kyoto University of Art and Design in charge of Creative Learning Center.
Dr. Homma earned B.A. in sociology (1982) from University of Tokyo, Master of Planning degree from Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (1993), and Ph. D. in adult education (1998) from University of Minnesota. He also received a certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Case Weatherhead School of Business.
In 1982, he joined Matsushita Seikeijuku (Matsushita School of Government and Management), where he was interviewed, handpicked and mentored by Mr. Konosuke Matsushita, Founder of Panasonic.
He briefly worked at the United Nations International Youth Year Secretariat in Vienna in 1984 and then at the Institute for Domestic and International Policy Studies as Special Assistant to Dr. Saburo Okita, former Foreign Minister of Japan. At the IDIPS, he had opportunities to observe such high-level conferences as the Club of Rome, North-South Roundtable, and the UN World Commission on Environment and Development. His other professional positions include Interim Trade Representative for Japan at Minnesota Trade Office (1988-90), Manager of Research at Matsushita Institute (1990-92), Adjunct Professor at LCA Graduate School of Business, Tezukayama Gakuin University, and Digital Hollywood University. He has authored and coauthored 62 books, including “Introduction to Business Coaching”, “Captainship",“Introduction to Group-Coaching”, “168 Hours: Life and Work Harmony through Innovative Time Design”,“Art of Constructive Feedback”, and the best-selling “Handbook of Positive Feedback”