Tatsuzo Higashikawa holds a BS in Agricultural Science from Kinki University and an MBA from the University of Wales, and has also received 1-year academic training in Agricultural Science at the University of Kiel (CAU), Germany, in 1980. Mr. Higashikawa had worked for two Kyoto-based companies specializing in Japanese traditional handicrafts and was in charge of sales and new business development then, before joining Shinjyu Global IP in 1991 as the General Manager and a managing partner. Mr. Higashikawa has been involved in the establishment of all member firms of United GIPs, and he is currently in charge of management matters related to internal cooperation and coordination within United GIPs, as a managing partner of Shinjyu Global IP (Osaka), GIP Tokyo (Tokyo), GIP India (Delhi), and GIP ASEAN (Singapore), and as a supervising member of GIP China (Beijing), GIP Korea (Seoul), GIP Europe (Munich), and GIP Italy (Milano).
Outside of United GIPs, he is a member of the board of directors of Japan International Society of Negotiation from 2016. He also teaches negotiation classes at Ritsumeikan Graduate School of Business as an instructor.
He is native in Japanese, and speaks English and German.