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HEC Japan

HEC Paris has been present in Japan since 1984 under a collaborative agreement with Hitotsubashi University. In 1991, HEC Paris Japan Office opened in Tokyo, currently located at Maison Franco-Japonaise. 



HEC Paris has strong academic partnerships with four Japanese universities:

  • Hitotsubashi University / Hitotsubashi ICS (Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy)
  • Tokyo University
  • Keio University / Keio Business School
  • Kyoto University

Around 30 Japanese students follow HEC degree programs: MiM Grande Ecole, MBA, Executive MBA, Summer programs and MSIE 100% online program. HEC students have the opportunity to learn Japanese on campus, and take Japanese classes in Tokyo during their Exchange or Degree Program. Each year around 20 HEC students come to Japan for exchange and double degrees, while 15 Japanese students come to study at HEC Paris.

  • More than 350 active Alumni in Japan and networking events organized on a regular basis. In addition, HEC women’s meetings have started in 2018 and are to be held twice a year.
  • About 20 Corporate Ambassadors in companies such as Amazon Japan, Amundi Japan, BCG, Crédit Agricole CIB, Interbrand Japan, Itochu Co., JBIC, JICA, Mazars Japan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mizuho Financial Group, Morgan Stanley, Nissan Motor Co., Novartis Pharma, The Norinchukin Bank etc.

The HEC Paris Japan Office also works closely with leading Japanese and international companies operating in Japan and with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Japan (CCIFJ) in Tokyo. It also gives advice to HEC students for internships or jobs. 

Major academic partners

  • Hitotsubashi University and Hitotsubashi ICS (Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy): exchange of Master students, faculty cooperation in management, and cooperation with ICS since 2005. Together with HEC and 29 other institutions, member of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management). Professor Ikujiro Nonaka holds an HEC Doctorate honoris causa.
  • Tokyo University: since 2007, research collaboration with the Faculty of Economics and the Center for Advanced Research in Finance, since 2010, exchange of students with the Graduate School of Economics and since 2015, exchange of students with the Graduate School of Public Policy.
  • Keio University: since 2008 exchange of students and since 2016 Double Degree with Graduate School of Economics. Since 1988, MBA exchange of students, and Double Degree since 2011. Also joint Degree through CEMS Global Alliance.
  • Kyoto University: HEC Paris has just signed with Kyoto University for an exchange of students.


Maison Franco-Japonaise 6F, 
3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan

HEC Paris in Japan

HEC Paris Japan Office: a look back on a year of activities

In 2022, the HEC Japan Office took part and organised a series of exciting events in Tokyo. From a dinner with the Japan Chapter, to a networking meeting for the September 2022 MBA intake, as well as participating in the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan’s...

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MBA Networking event
December 1, 2021: MBA Networking Event
French Japanese Business Summit
November 9, 2021: French Japanese Business Summit
HEC Japan Chapter
October 27, 2021: HEC Japan Chapter Gathering
26. November 2020: HEC Paris, Sciences Po & Ecole Polytechnique Alumni gathering in TokyoAlumni
November 26. 2020: HEC Paris, Sciences Po & Ecole Polytechnique Alumni gathering in Tokyo
HEC Alumni gathering in Tokyo
October 22, 2020: HEC Alumni gathering in Tokyo
July 7. 2020: Alumni gathering TY Harbor
July 7. 2020: Alumni gathering TY Harbor


Entrance of TY Harbor, gathering place for HEC Japanese Alumni


Agos Top MBA Alumni Fair
July 2019 - AGOS Top MBA Alumni Fair in Tokyo with 6 HEC Alumni & students
MBA Meeting Tokyo
May 2019 - Afterwork with HEC MBA students & Alumni in Tokyo
Conference Prof. Olivier Bossard
May 2019 - Conference with HEC Professor Olivier Bossard in Tokyo


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