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Christian POLAK

Christian Polak

Christian Polak, founder and president of SERIC, has been living in Japan since 1971. He has developed an extensive network of personal contacts with the Japanese government as well as with the industrial and economic leaders in Asia and Europe. Christian Polak's expertise in the field of Europe-Japan relations, and his thorough understanding of the respective business environments and cultures, have lead to his appointment as advisor to several Japanese and French government bodies.

  • born in 1950 -French nationality

Christian Polak

  • KK SERIC: President (since 1981)
  • BOLLORE JAPON: President (1984-1993) - subsidiary of BOLLORE TECHNOLOGIES
  • SERIC FRANCE SA: President (since 1990) -French subsidiary of KK SERIC
  • FAURECIA JAPON: Director (1995-2007) -subsidiary of FAURECIA.
  • SERIC COREE: Director (since 1998) -Korean subsidiary of KK SERIC.
  • SNR JAPON: President (since 2001) –subsidiary of SNR.
  • WEBRASKA JAPON: Director (2001-2005) –subsidiary of WEBRASKA.


  • Club Franco-Japonais, French representative in Japan (since 1980)
  • Japanese Government's Economic Council, Year 2010 Committee (1990-1991)
  • Japanese Government's Economic Council, Quality of Life Committee (1992)
  • City of Tokyo, "Tokyo in 2015" Reflection Group (1993-1994)
  • National Land Agency, Member of the Jury for the Nomination of Japanese Companies the Most Involved in Regional Development Activities (since 1994).
  • Comité National des conseillers du Commerce Extérieur Français, International Trade Adviser (since1995)
  • Japanese Government's Economic Council, Social Policy Council, Committee on Consumer Policy. Appointed by the Prime Minister of Japan (1995-1997)
  • Ministry of Land, Fundamental Problems in Land Planning Research Group (1996)
  • Vice-President of French Chamber of Commerce in Japan (2008), General Committee Administrator (since 2006)

Education and Awards

  • Bachelor in Japanese studies, INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations),Paris (1971)
  • PhD in International Law with honors, HitotsubashiUniversity, Tokyo (1980)
  • Pensionnaire à la Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo (1979 –1981)
  • Ordre National du Mérite (Chevalier) –1989, (Officier) 2002
  • Commendation for Meritorious Service in the Field of International Exchange between Japan and France by the Minister of Education and Culture of Japan, Tokyo (2004)

Academic and Cultural Activities

  • Historian of relations between France and Japan
  • School of advanced study of Social Science, Japan Research Center, Associate researcher
  • Sponsorship and organization of French exhibitions in Japan, and Japanese exhibitions in France


  • “Sabreet Pinceau” Chambre de commerce et de l’industrie du Japon (2005)
  • “Soie et Lumières” Hachette Fujingaho (2002)
  • “The Hakodate War” (co-author) Chuo Koronsha(1988)
  • “Honda par Honda”Stock (1979),with Thierry de Beaucé
  • “L’Ile Absolue”Olivier Orban (1979), with Thierry de Beaucé
  • “Dictionnaire Historique du Japon” published by Maison Franco-Japonaise (1973-1995)

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