January 25, 2012

Yoshiko Takahashi: Founding Ombuds at Keio University

Professor Yoshiko Takahashi passed away on January 22, 2012. She established the first Organizational Ombuds office in Japan when she opened an office at Keio in 1998. Takahashi was director of the Keio Ombuds Office until 2002. She translated IOA materials into Japanese and helped coordinate other Ombuds programs in the Asia and Pacific Region. She was a speaker and contributor to many dispute resolution and Ombuds programs. (Takahashi Lab; IOA Newsletter, Dec. 2005.)

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