The Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Handa Foundation
Dr. Haruhisa Handa (a.k.a. Toshu Fukami) was born in 1951. He attended Doshisha University where he received a degree in economics. He then went on to study with the Master Class at Musashino Academia Musicae where he graduated with a major in vocal music. He earned a masters degree in creative arts from WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) at Edith Cowan University, West Australia, as well as a Ph.D in Literature from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University.
In Cambodia, Dr. Handa was conferred the title of Commander of the Royal Order of Sahametrei. He is also recipient of the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon of Japan. He won the Honorary Award of Contribution towards the Chinese Choral Enterprise, he has received a distinguished service medal of the State of Western Australia, as well as the keys to the City of Perth and the City of Swan. He is an Honorary Citizen of Melbourne, an Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Fukuoka, Japan, and the Vice President of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
Dr. Handa has founded and supports numerous not-for-profit organiztions in Japan and internationally, and is committed to developing many other humanitarian and cultural programs. He serves as the Managing Director of B.C. Consulting Ltd, and manages more than a dozen companies in Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. He is also an active author, and has written more than 220 books that have been translated into seven languages. Some of the best sellers include “Secrets for running a Small Business”, “Understanding Japan” and “Lucky Fortune” – of which more than a million copies have been sold.