Seiichi Takarabe has graduated from Keio University with a bachelor's degree in law. After
his experience in Nomura Securities Company and three years in a publishing company,
Takarabe became a freelance economic journalist. Takarabe has a solid reputation on his
research based on both domestic and global issues. Not only does he covers large scale
enterprises but also covers medium and small scaled enterprises. Takarabe is also strong in the
area of rising countries such as China, India and the ASEAN group.
Seiichi Takarabe, regarded as a spirited economic journalist, is the auther of 40 books and he also
contributes for various financial and economic magazines.(Diamond Online, Nikkei BP net)
Takarabe receives wide media attention through such programs such as BS-Eleven'sTakarabe Seiichi's Keizai Shinshin,
BS Asahi's Live Nippon and TV Tokyo's Future Century Zipangu . In addition he also runs
the economic policy think tank Harvey Ford Japan and receives credit from the business industry
for his fresh reports on Harveyford Weekly. Seiichi Takarabe's official website consists of multiple programs such as
"The CEO Circle" and "National Debt Clock".
In 1995, Takarabe established HARVEYROAD JAPAN, economic policy organization based on Tokyo, Japan with
the mission to conduct independent and high quality research to provide real-time economic reports for a
broader public audience. As the president of HARVEYROAD JAPAN, Takarabe publishes weekly reports,HARVEYROAD WEEKLY,
on mainly micro economics based on his original ressearch and interviews with business experts. To this date, he has obtained a high reputation from executives of various enterprises.
The former capital of Japan, Kyoto, has a legion of enterprises manufacturing unique products. “ The Power of Kyoto Enterprises(京都企業の実力)” is based upon Seiichi Takarabe’s numerous visits to Kyoto, motivated to find the essence of these enterprises. What he has discovered is that the core value of Japanese business lies within the Kyoto culture.
Another recent work “The Shale Revolution: Rising Enterprises and Declining Industries(シェール革命 〜繁栄する企業 消える産業〜)” published in 2013 focuses on the role of the shale gas among current global economics.
Based upon detailed research, the book analyzes the influence of the shale gas as an revolutionary resource.
In order to inform public to be concious for national economy, Takarabe set “National Debt Clock” in his
official website. Along with the content, he also conducts“The Circle of CEOs”that is the interview project
for introducing dialogue with CEOs.