The below information is as of August 31, 2014. It may differ from the current information.



Consulting Fellow (until August 31, 2014)

Professor, Waseda University


Policy and Institutions for Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights


2008 Ph.D., School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
1982 M. Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1980 Bachelor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology


2012 Professor, Waseda University
2009 Director General, Trademark, Design and Administrative Affairs Department, Japan Patent Office, METI
2006 Director General, Policy Planning Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
2004 Director, Service Industry Division, METI
2002 Director, University and Industry Cooperation Promotion Division, METI
2001 Director, Office of International Standardization, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
1998 Director, Geneva Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
1982 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

"Academic landscape of innovation research and national innovation policy reformation in Japan and the United States," International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 2012, vol. 09, issue 06, pages 1250044-1-1250044-12


Fellow and Member of the Member Nominating Committee, the Engineering Academy of Japan
Executive Secretary, Design and Brand Strategy Subcommittee, Intellectual Property Association of Japan