OUR company

International Strategy Design & Research, Inc. is a professional think tank established in 2003.

Our staff have more than 20 years of business experience in the research and consulting field and acquired the various kind of knowledge and skills.
We are sure to provide a new type of consulting service or proposal which responds to this information age.

Focusing on “decentralization” &
“revitalization of Japanese competitiveness”
in the 21st century through our business activities.

We based in Tokyo, work actively to offer a comprehensive suggestion and strategies from the point of view which is not only “how Japan makes a relationship with foreign countries” but aloso “how Japan can be seen from outside world”.

We are sure to offer reliable response and provide effective proposals to assist clients in all phases. Furthermore, we are confidence of our human networks not only in Japan but also abroad and seek collaboration with them.

First of all, we would like to develop “place” to share the process of solving the problems through our business activities.


Name International Strategy Design & Research, Inc.
established January 8, 2003
CEO Shiko Hayashi
Contact us info@isd-r.com
Business Area 1)Consulting
3)Seminar, Symposium planning & coordination
4)Publicity activities
Clients Cabinet Office, Ministy of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communiatons
Hokkaido Government, Okinawa Prefectural Government
Asian Productivity Organization
Hitachi Ltd., NTT West Corporation, NTT docomo Inc.,
Nikkei Business Publications Inc.,
Japan Management Association, SHOGAKUKAN Inc.,
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd., The Chunichi shimbun,
The Asahi Shimbun Company
Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.


CEO Profile

Hayashi grew up in both Japan and Taiwan. After graduating from graduate school in Japan, he worked for Nikko Securities (research division). And then he joined the Japan Research Institute, Limited as one of start-up members and worked for there more than 10 years. In 2003, he resolves to establish the company.

He has made some significant proposal, such as creation of a special financial zone in Okinawa in 1997 and introduction of information technology to resort areas in 2001.

He was also appointed to be a member of advisory committees for government of Japan which is set up by the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
He was a professor of graduate school from 2006 to 2012.