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||Setsuo Arikawa (Former President, Kyushu University)
Mutsuhiro Arinobu (Executive Director, RIKEN)
|Council||Fumio Kawaguchi (Honorary Advisor, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.)
Etsuhiko Shoyama (Chairman Emeritus, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Michinari Hamaguchi (President, Japan Science and Technology Agency)
Hiroshi Komiyama (Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.)
|Executive Director||Satoshi Kohara|