Kim, Hyun-Chul

Full-Time Professor

Kim, Hyun-Chul / 金顯哲

Professor of Japanese Studies

Office : Room 509, Bldg. 140-1

Tel. (82-2) 880-6880 Fax. (82-2) 886-6303

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Hyun-Chul Kim is a professor of International Area studies at Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. He is a former vice dean of GSIS and former director of Center for Japanese Studies, Seoul National University. Professor Kim has a B.A. and M.A. in Business Administration from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Keio Business School. He was the recipient of POSCO overseas study fellowship, and before returning to Korea in 2002, he taught as an assistant professor at Nagoya University of Commerce and associate professor at Tsukuba University in Japan. While in Japan, he served in a Committee for Franchise Business, METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan). He also worked as an advisor or lecturer to several corporations including Nippon Steel, Japan Railroad, JA, Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Daihatsu Motor, Fuji Xerox, Canon, Kao, Asahi Beer, Asahi Kasei, Eizai, Kibun Food, World, Isetan, Tokyo Disneyland, Bayer Japan, etc. After returning to Korea in 2002, Professor Kim served as an advisory professor for corporations such as Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor, SK Telecom, LG, Amore Pacific, Korail, Aekyung, Nexen Tire, AJ, BGF retail, TSE, Paradise Industry, etc. Professor Kim published several books and articles, both in Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. Professor Kim also served as the Advisor to the President to Economic Affairs, Office of the President, the Republic of Korea. He was also the chairman of the Presidential Committee  on New Southern Policy.

  • In Korean:

    • Toyota DNA, Joong Ang Books
    • Japanese Distribution, Bobmunsa
    • Japanese Marketing, Bobmunsa
    • Sales and Marketing Innovations of Samsung Electronics, The Korea Economic Daily
  • In Japanese:

    • How to make the Strongest Corporation, United Books
    • The strongest Corporations in Korea, Japan and China, Diamond
    • The Reform of Japanese Marketing, Japanese University Education Press
    • The Era of Customer Loyalty, Yuhikaku
    • Business System's Innovation, Yuhikaku
    • Innovation of Convenience-store Industry, Yuhikaku
    • Customer Creation, Yuhikaku
Faculty Directories


International Marketing Youngup Strategy Japanese Market and Distribution Japanese Companies Comparative Studies on Korean and Japanese Companies


Japanese Market and Marketing Practice Japanese Distribution Japanese Companies Comparative Studies on Korean and Japanese Companies Japanese Economy and Industry