日本科技連盟(JUSE)和歷任的主管，特別是創始祕書長小柳賢一。他們在1950年設立了著名的The Deming Prize。Deming博士多次到日本班獎；JUSE的人和學界，也會到美國訪問 Deming博士。
這影響到Toyota 汽車公司在1964年申請戴明獎，尊從其品質哲學和要求。更重要的是，未來董事長Tatsuro Toyoda是NYU Stern商學院1958 級的校友。
他在2004年接受該校的榮譽博士學位。1996年起的戴明講座演講，後來設立"戴明品質與生產力教授"：W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality & Productivity and chairman, Department of Information, Operations & Management Sciences.
先談對Drucker 博士而言，重要的日本組織和貴人可能是與他並列於管理學院的Masatoshi Ito 董事長。
2004年， Ito先生捐錢兩千萬美金給該學院，Drucker教授堅決要兩人同時掛名；Ito 先生在Peter Drucker 過世之後，還捐1百萬美金當Doris Drucker獎學金。
Drucker School: Million-Dollar Gift for Doris Drucker Fellowship
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University announced today the launch of a new scholarship program to honor Doris Drucker and to reward talented and exceptional women to enter careers in management and leadership. The $1 million contribution by Masatoshi Ito will fund the new Doris Drucker Fellowship for Women Leaders. Mr. Ito’s lead gift will allow a first class of five Doris Drucker Fellows to be awarded for the entering class of MBA students for Fall 2008, and will be set up as an endowment to continue to assist the future female leaders of the management world.
The gift also marks the start of a campaign to fundraise from other sources to expand the number of Doris Drucker Fellows in future years. The Doris Drucker Fellowship is intended to provide scholarship assistance for the most deserving women candidates who apply to the Drucker School. A special selection committee will evaluate prospective Doris Drucker Fellows and will make the final award decisions.
Last week, Mrs. Drucker and Dean Ira Jackson visited Tokyo to inform Mr. Ito of the recent progress and ambitious plans of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and of the Drucker institute. Mr. Ito was so pleased with the report and the progress and so touched by the visit, that he initiated the gift to fund the Doris Drucker Fellowship Program. He informed Mrs. Drucker and Dean Jackson of his commitment prior to a dinner of the Drucker Society of Japan in Tokyo last week, where Mrs. Drucker delivered the keynote address on the hazards and the wonders of the new information society.
“Mr. Ito's gracious, unsolicited offer to endow these fellowships in my name is deeply touching,” said Mrs. Drucker. “I am grateful for his generosity and eager to greet at the Drucker School a new generation of women leaders that society so desperately needs.”
Doris Drucker was married to famed management scholar and social philosopher Peter Drucker for 68 years. A native of Germany, she met Peter while a graduate student in England, where they had both fled to avoid the rise of fascism. They married in 1937 in London, and raised four children. As a family, they moved to Claremont, California in 1971, when Peter became a professor at Claremont Graduate University, where the graduate school of management was named in his honor.
Doris received her master’s in physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1963 and a recipient of an honorary degree from CGU. She is the author of an autobiography, entitled, “Invent Radium or I Will Pull Your Hair,” and is a scientific inventor. Ten years ago, Doris started an enterprise, RSQ Co. to produce and market her patented invention of an electronic device which lets people see how loud they speak—useful for public speakers and performers and for speech pathologists training speech-disabled individuals to regain speech at normal levels. At age 96, she leads a vigorous life, lecturing on a wide variety of topics, regularly playing tennis and lifting weights, climbing mountains, and traveling extensively around the world, especially with her children and grandchildren.
In commenting on the creation of the Doris Drucker Fellowship Program and on Masatoshi Ito’s inaugural gift, Dean Ira Jackson observed: “Doris Drucker is a remarkable woman who is a role model to all of us who respect her combination of intellectual curiosity and physical energy and concern for family and community. With this magnificent kick-off gift, we have a prestigious fellowship that will inspire exceptional women for decades to come.”
Masatoshi Ito is a self-made entrepreneur who founded the Ito-Yokado Group that today is the largest retailer in Japan. He and Peter Drucker were close friends. Mr. Ito sought Peter’s advice and counsel at many times during his career, and the Ito and Drucker families became close. Peter never charged Mr. Ito for his consulting assistance and advice, and he and Masatoshi Ito developed a mutual admiration society based on shared values and a commitment to building not only strong businesses but also healthy societies based on a strong nonprofit sector, a competent public sector, and businesses that are driven by purpose as well as profits. When Mr. Ito contributed $20 million to the Drucker School in 2004, Peter insisted that the name of the school be changed to the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.
Claremont Graduate University President Robert Klitgaard commended Mr. Ito for his generous gift: “The Drucker School is the only business school in the world named for both a great thinker and a remarkable doer. Peter was an intellectual genius; Masatoshi Ito is an exceptional entrepreneur. Doris is a dynamic thinker and doer in her own right and I heartily agree with Mr. Ito’s naming this Fellowship after her. This is exactly what a school of management should be all about: a synthesis of the world of theory with the reality of practice.”