Aki Fukutani

Systems Thinking Educator
Japan Hub | ASIA

Akihiro (Aki) Fukutani is an independent educator who works with Japanese schools and teachers. He currently provides lectures and workshops at a nursery, primary schools, junior and senior high schools, and universities in Japan, translating the tools and ideas of compassionate systems into the daily language of people of all ages.

As an evangelist of the compassionate systems in Japan, he has been organizing a series of workshops for educators to introduce and practice the tools and exercises since 2018. During the past years, the workshops were attended by hundreds of educators, including teachers, administrators, and school district members, from which peer-learning communities of practitioners and a few school-level initiatives are emerging.

Aki has been a practitioner of systems thinking for over a decade. He joined The Society for Organizational Learning in 2012 where he assisted in the various workshops with Peter Senge. In 2018, he started a fellowship with the Academy for Systems Change and initiated his project to introduce systems thinking and contemplative practices to Japanese schools. He holds a BS in Human Science from Osaka University, MS in Management from Cass Business School, City University London, and MBA from Hult International Business School.