The Forum consists of six layers;
- Executive Committee
Membership consists of Chairman / CEO / President of top business / University / Institute.
Chairman, Vice-chairman, selected members and Executive Director.
- Steering Committee
Membership represents businesses, universities and governmental bodies and is selected by the Executive Committee.
- Study Group
Members of the Study Groups are selected by the Steering Committee from businesses/ universities/governmental bodies and other relevant fields, both in Japan and abroad.
- The Executive Program Committee for the international meeting and symposium
Members are selected by the Executive Committee.
- The Program Committee for the international meeting and symposium
Members are selected by the Steering Committee.
BUF is finances by annual fees from corporate members.
Date of Establishment: December 25th, 1992
|Fujio Cho (July 2013 – present)||Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation|
|Hiroshi Komiyama (July 2009 – July 2013)||Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc|
|Shoichiro Toyoda (August 2004 – July 2009)||Honorary Chairman, Toyota Motor Corp.|
|Hiroyuki Yoshikawa (March 1999 – August 2004)||President, The Open Univ. of Japan|
|Gaishi Hiraiwa (June 1995 – March 1998)||Counselor, The Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc.,Honorary Chairman, Japan Federation of Economic Organizations|
|Jiro Kondo (December 1992 – June 1995)||President, The Science Council of Japan|
<Title at the assumption of chairman>
Liberal Arts Study Group
21st Century Vision for Society/University and Business Cooperation in Education/International Issues in Asia/Committee on International Qualification Standards for Engineers/Business World’s View on University Education/ An Environmental Education/ The Business-University Collaboration Promotion/Educational Methods in an Knowledge Based Society/ An Innovation Cluster/Visa Issues etc.
BUF Executives / BUF Staff
|Chairman||Fujio Cho (Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation)|
|Vice Chairman||Mutsuhiro Arinobu (Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, Tokyo University)
Michinari Hamaguchi (President, Japan Science and Technology Agency)
|Council||Etsuhiko Shoyama (Chairman Emeritus, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Akihisa Mizuno (Chairman of the Board of Directors, CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc.)
Hiroshi Komiyama (Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.)
|Executive Director||Satoshi Kohara|