Hiro Murata is the most pioneer of active aging business in Japan and an internationally recognized thought leader on aging society issues. He has worked with over 1,000 companies, and contributed to develop various innovative products and services.
Hiro was the creator of the concept of “Smart Aging”, and he also contributed to establish the Smart Aging Square, the aging-business-on-campus with various industry partners and the Smart Aging College, the intergenerational school on the campus. Both are the first implementation in Japanese national universities.
As an entrepreneur, business producer, gerontologist, and best-selling author of several books, Hiro is a frequent commentator to many leading international media. He is also a frequently invited speaker to international industry and academic conferences. In 2018, Hiro was a recipient of the Ageing Asia Global Aging Influencer award.
Hiro served in many public positions in Japan. He has also been the International Advisor to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Board Member of the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and others.
Hiro holds a Master’s degree of Engineering from Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering, and a MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (French Nationale Grand Ecole) in Paris. He speaks fluent English, French, and Japanese.
Professor / President
Smart Aging Research Center, Tohoku University / Murata Associates