Consulting Fellow (until June 30, 2014)

Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)


International Relations, Environment, Trade


2000 Ph.D., Graduate School of Decision Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1996 Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1991 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo


2013 Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)
2012 - 2013 Director for Climate Change, METI
2010 - 2012 Director, Supervisory Research Office, Financial Services Agency
2008 - 2010 Minister's Secretariat (Trade Finance and Financial System), METI
2005 - 2008 Director (Program), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat
2002 - 2005 Industrial Science and Technology and Environment Bureau, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2000 - 2002 Ministry of Labour (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
1999 - 2000 Trade Policy Bureau, MITI
1997 - 1999 Cabinet Secretariat
1991 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in the Trade Policy Bureau, Consumer Goods Industry Bureau, and Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

Selected Publications and Papers

"The Rise of Japanese Climate Change Policy: Balancing the Norms Economic Growth, Energy Efficiency, International Cooperation and Environmental Protection," in M. Pettenger, ed. The Social Construction of Climate Change. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate (2007): 75-97.

"Building the Institutional Capacity for Trade and the Environment," Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 8, No.2 (2006): 70-77.

"Creating Green Employment: A New Link between Forestry and Employment Policies," Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 4, No.2 (2002) 99-113.

"Renegotiations in the Post-Agreement Period: The Future of the Kyoto Protocol," Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 3, No.2 (2001) 64-80.

"Trade Liberalization and Civil Society: The Japanese Policy Formulation Process," Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 2, No.2 (2000) 172-189.

"Integrating Policies for Combating Climate Change: The Role of the Japanese Joint Conference for the Kyoto Protocol," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 3, No. 4 (2000) 425-445.

"The Road to the Kyoto Conference: An Assessment of the Japanese Two-Dimensional Negotiation," International Negotiation 4, No.2 (1999) 167-195.

"Greening APEC: Institutional Reform for Establishing a Regional Sustainable Development Area," in L. E. Susskind, W. Moomaw, and T. L. Hill, eds., Innovations in International Environmental Negotiation. Cambridge, Mass., USA: Program on Negotiation (1997) 38-47.