Mia Kimura

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Mia Kimura, MBA

  • Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima
  • Instructor, Stanford e-Eiri

616 Jane Stanford Way
Encina Hall, E005
Stanford, CA 94305-6060


Mia Kimura is a Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) instructor of two student programs in Japan: Stanford e-Hiroshima, which examines key topics that define the relationship between Japan and the United States, and Stanford e-Eiri, which explores the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on gender equity.

Prior to joining SPICE, Mia worked in marketing communications, supporting foreign firms in the Japanese market, and Japanese organizations in the United States. She has also served as Principal at Poppins Active Learning School, an international program for early childhood education in Tokyo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Brown University, and a Master of Business Administration from The Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. She was born in San Francisco and lived in Tokyo for 25 years before returning to the Bay Area.

Mia’s role at SPICE represents the culmination of decades of experience bridging Japanese and American business and social cultures. She also draws from background as an executive coach, defining her role of instructor as an enabler of students’ own curiosity and abilities to question, reflect, and learn.

In The News

Stanford e-Hiroshima Class of 2023–24

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Instructor Mia Kimura reflects on students of this year’s Stanford e-Hiroshima course.
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Gary Mukai with Principal and Chair of the Board of Directors Akiko Takagi standing in front of busts of her great-grandparents, Suguru Takagi and Kimi Takagi, founder of Takagi Girls’ High School

Yokohama Eiri Girls’ High School

Cultivating global citizens since the early 20th century.
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