Akio has an extensive background in quality and process improvement, including:
- Chairman of International QA Institute (IQAI, an international organization of ASQ, representing QAD of ASQ in Japan since 1991, and an ISO9001 Certificate Holder from March 1996 through March 1999)
- President and Senior Consultant of International Quality Systems, Inc.
- Technical Paper Reviewer and Audit related Handbook Reviewer of ASQ
- Moderator of the Standards Discussion Board/Forum of ASQ
- International Councilor of the Audit Division and Food/Drug Division of ASQ