MUNAKATA Naoko

MUNAKATA Naoko

MUNAKATA Naoko

Consulting Fellow (until June 30, 2014)

Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Regional economic integration, Asian economies, International trade system

Education

1990 MBA, Harvard Business School
1984 LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo

Experience

2013 Director-General for Trade Policy, METI
2011 Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2010 Director, Global Economic Policy Unit, Minister's Secretariat, METI (to present)
2008 Director, Policy Planning, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2004 Director, Textile and Clothing Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI
2004 Counselor, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
2002 Visiting Scholar, The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington University
2001 Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
2001 Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) (until 2004.6)
1999 Director for Policy Planning, Economic Policy Unit, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, METI's predecessor)

Selected Publications and Papers

Books:
Transforming East Asia: The Evolution of Regional Economic Integration, Brookings Institution Press and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan), 2006

"Has Politics Caught Up with Markets? In Search of East Asian Economic Regionalism" (Chapter 6) in Peter J. Katzenstein (Editor) and Takashi Shiraishi (Editor), Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism, Cornell University Press, 2006

"Japan's FTA Strategy" (Chapter 5) in Yoshihide Soeya (Editor) and Masayuki Tadokoro (Editor), Japan's East Asia Initiative, Keio University Press, 2004 (in Japanese)

Turning Point of Japan-China Relationship: A Step Toward East Asian Economic Integration, Economic Policy Review Series No.2, RIETI, 2001 (in Japanese)


Opinion Articles:
"The U.S., China and Japan in an Integrating East Asia," Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, No. 35 (published on January 14, 2010) (http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0113_asia_trade_munakata.aspx)

"U.S. Should Bless the Japan-ROK Free Trade Pact," CSIS PacNet Newsletter, June 9, 2003 (http://www.brook.edu/views/op-ed/fellows/munakata20030609.htm)

"How Trade Agreements Can Reform Japan," The Globalist, July 10, 2002 (http://www.brook.edu/views/articles/fellows/munakata_20020710.htm)

"Seize the Moment for East Asian Economic Integration," CSIS PacNet Newsletter, February 1, 2002 (http://www.brook.edu/views/op-ed/naoko/20020201.htm)


Testimony:
Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on China's Growth as a Regional Economic Power: Impacts and Implications (Washington, D.C., December 4, 2003)


Lectures:
Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State (Washington, D.C., May 15, 2003)

George Washington University (Washington, D.C., November 18, 2002)

The New America Foundation (Washington, D.C., June 10, 2002)

CNAPS, The Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C., May 22, 2002)

Brown Bag Lecture, East Asian Institute, Columbia University (New York, October 16, 2001)

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) (Tokyo, June 14, 2001)


Panel Discussions and Roundtables:
Panel on "Impact of China's Rapid Economic Development" at a conference on "Chinese Economic Development: Implications for the Global Economy" The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Japan Economic Foundation (Washington, D.C., October 15, 2003)

Panel on "Trade and Agriculture" at a conference on "Budget Implications of U.S.-Japan Diplomacy: How the Budgetary Process Affects U.S.-Japan Relations" The Reischauer Center, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (Washington, D.C., December 5, 2002)

Panel on "Japan's Foreign Policy in an Era of Economic Stagnation" at a conference on "The Changing Economic-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia" sponsored by The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University, Kyung Hee University and Keio University (Washington, D.C., November 23, 2002)

"Asian Regionalism and US-China-Japan Relations" Workshop between The Shanghai Institute of International Studies and The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., November 4, 2002)

Panel discussion, "Free Trade Across the Sea of Japan - East Sea: Korea and Japan Consider an FTA" The Global Business Dialogue, Inc. (Washington, D.C., September 20, 2002)

Brookings Northeast Asia Roundtable, "U.S. Policies in Northeast Asia: Perspectives from the Region," CNAPS, The Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C., June 26, 2002)

Panel on trade policy in Asia at a conference, "Trade Geometries with China: The WTO and Beyond", Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York and Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University (Washington, D.C., May 16, 2002)

Panel discussion, "An Assessment of U.S. Policy in Northeast Asia Following President Bush's Visit", World Affairs Council (San Francisco, April 18, 2002)

Panel discussion, "New WTO Round: What Does China Mean for Japan?" Japan Society (New York, March 12, 2002)

Seminar on East Asian Community, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Washington, D.C., January 30, 2002)

Panel on APEC, The Global Business Dialogue, Inc. (Washington, D.C., January 16, 2002)