Susumu Takiguchi is a Japanese poet, artist, and essayist. He served as vice-president of the British Haiku Society, in charge of dealing with Japan and liaison with the academic world. In 1998 he founded the World Haiku Club. He has been employed as a financial correspondent with the Nikkei Economic Journal; editor-in-chief, The Art Market Report; art critic and part-time instructor at Oxford University; lecturer at Aston University in Birmingham; executive director of Strategic Planning & Research, Nomura International plc. He is currently director of Ami-Net Oxford International and chairman of the World Haiku Club.