Mustafizur Rahman has a Ph.D in Business Administration. He works and researches in Tokyo, where he is director General, International Industry and Technology Promotion Agency, Japan. He has undertaken extensive study of Japan’s development process and other factors of her speedy development from a historical perspective to see if developing countries could learn from Japan’s experience. Dr. Rahman has presented papers on development issues at UN-sponsored seminars in Japan, Malaysia and Bangladesh, and has served as short-term consultant and resource person in a number of UN/ESCAP/APCTT projects on Technology Policy Planning and Implementation.