TAMURA Akihiko

TAMURA Akihiko

TAMURA Akihiko

Consulting Fellow

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

International Political Economy
Global Governance
International Economic Law
Regional Integration (Especially, EU and East Asian Region)
Corporate Social Responsibility
China

Education

2001 S.J.D., George Washington University Law School
(Doctoral Dissertation: "The GATT-Teleological Interpretation of GATT Article III and the 'Trade and Environment' Issue")
1995 LL.M., Harvard Law School
1989 LL.B., the University of Tokyo

Experience

2017 - present Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
2016 - Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2014 - 2016 Deputy Director-General for Rules and Regulations, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2014 - 2016 Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
2011 - 2014 General Manager, Beijing Office, Japan-China Economic Cooperation
2010 - 2011 Director for EPA/FTA Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2009 - 2010 Councilor for APEC, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2009 - 2013 Senior Researcher, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
2007 - 2009 Director (Dispute Settlement), Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2006 - 2008 Lecturer (part-time), Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
2006 - 2007 Visiting Professor, the University of Hong Kong
2006 - 2006 Director (Dispute Settlement), Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2005 - present Consulting Fellow, RIETI
2003 - 2006 Legal Affairs Officer, Legal Affairs Division, WTO
2000 - 2003 Deputy Director, WTO & International Economic Policy Department, METI
1997 - 2000 First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United States
1997 Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United States
1996 - 1997 Deputy Director, Chemical Division and WTO Japan - Film Panel Task Force, MITI
1996 - 1996 Akin, Gump, Strauss , Hauer and Feld, LLP (Washington, DC), International Fellow
1993 - 1994 Deputy Director, General Affairs Division, Agency of Industrial Science & Technology, MITI
1991 - 1993 Assistant Director (Economic Matters), Office of Domestic Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Tokyo, Japan
1989 - 1991 General Affairs Division, Trade Administration Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers

Articles
"Extrovert Regionalism" Japan Spotlight, July/August 2007

"Japan Emerges From Its Trade Shell," Far Eastern Economic Review, May 2007.

"WTO System: Necessity of Recovering its Credibility and Irresistible Trend toward 'Networked Governance'" (in Japanese), Obei Kenkyu Hokokusho, Sekai Keizai no Yukue [Where is the world economy heading?], Japan Center for Economic Research, January 2004.

Others
"Future of Global Governance: Silver lining seen in COP21 Paris Agreement" Priorities for the Japanese Economy in 2016, December 25, 2015

"Anti-Corruption Campaign and Economic System Reform in China: Their relationship viewed in light of the reform of state-owned enterprises" RIETI Column, August 19, 2014