- 会場：RIETI国際セミナー室 （東京都千代田区霞が関1丁目3番1号 経済産業省別館11階1121）
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- モデレータ：黒田淳一郎 （経済産業省通商政策局米州課長）
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, and Senior Fellow Emeritus, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, at Stanford University. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.
In 1978, Professor Okimoto co-founded the Shorenstein Asia/Pacific Research Center at Stanford, a leading center for scholarly research, public policy analysis, and policy outreach, where he served as the Director for more than ten years. He has been Vice-Chairman of the Japan Committee of the National Research Council at the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Politics at Princeton University. In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Professor Okimoto to the National Endowment of the Humanities.
He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of Silicon Valley start-ups. He is Senior Advisor to Formation 8 Partners, a highly successful venture fund in Silicon Valley. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Councilors of the United States Japan Council.
In 2004, Professor Okimoto received the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation in recognition of his contributions to U.S.-Japan relations during the 150th year celebration of bilateral relations.
In 2007, he was awarded the “Order of the Rising Sun with Goldray Neck Ribbon” by the Japanese government.
In 2009, Professor Okimoto was chosen for “The Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Keizai Society of Silicon Valley.
Professor Okimoto earned his BA from Princeton University, MA from Harvard University, and PhD from the University of Michigan. He is the author and editor of many books and articles, including Between MITI and the Market: Japanese Industrial Policy for High Technology (Stanford University Press); The Political Economy of Japan (Stanford University Press); and Competitive Edge: The Semiconductor Industry in the U.S. and Japan (Stanford University Press).