Announcements from the Akihiro “Ike” Ikuhara and Peter O’Malley Memorial Sports Management Class lecture series at Waseda University, 2003-2009


Peter O’Malley sponsored and developed the Akihiro “Ike” Ikuhara and Peter O’Malley Memorial Sports Management Class at prestigious Waseda University, Tokyo in 2003. After playing baseball and graduating from Waseda, Ikuhara joined the Dodger front office in 1965, but never had the opportunity to learn about the business side of sports prior to his on-the-job training. O’Malley honored his longtime assistant with the class and also wanted to offer a sports management education to students at Waseda. Ikuhara was a superb representative for the Dodgers and he and O’Malley worked closely together to build baseball relationships internationally. O’Malley invited luminaries from the worlds of baseball, business and politics to speak at Waseda. These announcements in English and Japanese show the internationally-renowned speakers for 12 lectures, including O’Malley, U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Japan Baseball Hall of Fame player Sadaharu Oh and Japan sports business leaders.


  1. May 16, 2003, Peter O’Malley

  2. Nov. 1, 2003, Tsunekazu Takeda, President of Japan Olympic Committee

  3. June 24, 2004, Tommy Lasorda, Senior Vice President, Dodgers

  4. Jan. 26, 2005, Saburo Kawabuchi, Chairman of Japan Football Association

  5. July 31, 2005, Tadao Koike, President, Pacific League, Nippon Professional Baseball

  6. Jan. 27, 2006, Atsuya Furuta, Tokyo Yakult Swallow Player/Manager, Former president of Japan Professional Baseball Players Association

  7. July 29, 2006, Masato Mizuno, Chairman, Mizuno Corporation

  8. Dec. 15, 2006, George H.W. Bush, 41st President of United States

  9. Oct. 18, 2007, Gen. Colin L. Powell, 65th United States Secretary of State

  10. March 26, 2008, Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner of Baseball

  11. Jan. 21, 2009, Sadaharu Oh, Chairman of the Board, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Corp.

  12. Nov. 4, 2009, George W. Bush, 43rd President of United States