Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has joined Tokyo College, which is run by the University of Tokyo.
A former English teacher, Ma has been lying low for two years after he angered regulators in China.
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has taken up a teaching position in Japan, one of the first public roles he has assumed since disappearing from the spotlight in 2020.
In his new role, Ma is expected to conduct research on sustainable agriculture and food production, Tokyo College said in an announcement on Monday.
It marks the 58-year-old's return to teaching after his retirement from Alibaba in September 2019.
Ma said in May 2019 that he would go back to teaching after retiring from Alibaba in September of the same year.
In November 2022, Ma was spotted in Japan where he socialized mainly within several private members clubs, per the Financial Times. »