About Tasuku

Tasuku is a leader of our Healthcare Practice in Japan and Asia. He serves primarily pharmaceutical and medical-product companies as well as companies in adjacent sectors in the areas of strategic alliance and joint-venture negotiations and management.

Beyond his corporate finance expertise, his recent projects included developing emerging-market strategies, R&D strategies, and organizational transformation. Tasuku frequently counsels client-leadership teams about the development and execution of globalization strategies. His experience also extends to sales and marketing, and he recently led two separate digital-marketing projects focusing on helping Japanese companies refine their promotion strategies for branded drugs.

Tasuku has led McKinsey in Japan’s alliance and JV group and has published widely on the topic of alliances between Japan-based companies and Western partners.

Published work

The Future of Japan's Tourism: Path for Sustainable Growth Towards 2020,” McKinsey and Company, October 2016

The Future of Japan: Reigniting Productivity and Growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2015

The moment is now: Successful pharmaceutical alliances in Japan,” Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products, September 2011 (PDF–743 KB)

Past Experience

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


Columbia University

University of Tokyo