WORK HISTORY

 
Keiko has been in fabric/fashion industry since she graduated college. She has worked for Japanese, British, and Chinese (Hong Kong) companies for whom she has managed a wide range of fabric/clothing development & production. She engaged in sourcing of private label brands.
 

Hosei University (2017-)

Professor
Global Business Program
Faculty of Business Administration
 

Aeon Group (2007-2017)

Sourcing Manager at a sourcing subsidiary of Aeon Co., Ltd. holding company, one of the biggest Japanese retailers.
Global sourcing for Aeon private brand clothing & shoes
 

Esquel Japan Limited (2005-2007)

Merchandising Manager. Sales and manufacturing management at the Japan branch of Hong Kong based textiles/garment manufacturer, No.1 shirts exporter in China.
 

Cartoon Research Library, Ohio State University Libraries (2001-2004)

Graduate Administrative Assistant
Cataloger of Japanese manga & related publications
 

Acordis Japan Limited (former Cautaulds, now Lenzing) (2000-2001)

Marketing Manager at the Japan branch of a British fiber/textile manufacturer owned by a Dutch Venture Capital.

 

 
 

Lecien Co., Limited.

Product Development and Sourcing at a trading company of women's clothing, inner wear, lingerie, & accessories.
 

Ueno Senshoku Design Studio

Yuzen dyer at a kimono studio owned by a son of a Japanese National Treasure, Tameji Ueno.