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Kazuya Masu's reappointment as Tokyo Tech president authorized

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Published: July 27, 2021

After completing a presidential hearing on July 20, the Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee has authorized the reappointment of President Kazuya Masu for a second term of office based on the provisions of Article 6, paragraph 1 of the National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology regulations on selection of presidential candidates and removal of president.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 6, paragraph 3 of the abovementioned regulations, the hearing result, reasons for decision, and hearing procedure are as follows.

President Kazuya Masu

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Name of presidential candidate: Kazuya Masu
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Term of office: April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024
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Result of hearing: Reappointment authorized
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Reasons for decision:

As President Kazuya Masu's current term of office ends on March 31, 2022, the Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee conducted a hearing procedure regarding the potential reappointment of the current president as stipulated in the National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology regulations on selection of presidential candidates and removal of president. This procedure included establishing and disclosing the qualities and abilities required of the president ("Qualities required of the president of Tokyo Institute of Technology"), confirming the president's resolve and convictions before potential reappointment, and an in-person hearing and question-and-answer session with the president. As a result of this procedure, the decision was made to authorize the reappointment of the current president.

The current president (candidate) possesses sufficiently the six qualities and abilities required by the Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee to realize the basic principles of the Institute. Under the strong leadership of Kazuya Masu, Tokyo Tech has implemented steadily education, research, and governance-related reforms, and has executed management reforms that strengthen the Institute's virtuous cycle of university management and the Tokyo Tech brand. In the future, the current president is expected to lead "Team Tokyo Tech" in the development of trustworthy relationships between students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders, and in laying the foundations for further progress as the Institute approaches its 150th anniversary in 2031. Therefore, the Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee approves Kazuya Masu as a suitable candidate for the position of president of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

As Tokyo Tech moves towards its long-term goal of becoming a world-leading science and technology university, the Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee has high expectations regarding the president's ability to communicate closely with members of the Tokyo Tech community, unite these members to move towards shared goals, and identify what can be achieved by the Institute's 150th anniversary.

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Procedure of hearing:

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee Meeting held to:

  • Confirm holding of presidential hearing and schedule
  • Exchange opinions regarding qualities required of the president

Friday, March 12, 2021
Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee Meeting held to:

  • Confirm qualities required of the president
  • Confirm future process of presidential hearing
  • Confirm incumbent president’s thoughts on potential reappointment

Friday, May 28, 2021
Head of Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee accepts the following:

  • Status of execution of duties in fiscal year 2020
  • Incumbent president’s past accomplishments and beliefs

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee Meeting held to:

  • Conduct hearing based on status of execution of duties in fiscal year 2020
  • Conduct hearing based on incumbent president’s past accomplishments and beliefs

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tokyo Institute of Technology President Nomination Committee Meeting held to:

  • Conduct presidential hearing, make decision to authorize reappointment
  • Decide on disclosure of presidential hearing results

Regarding review for reappointment of president

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