The below information is as of June 30, 2011. It may differ from the current information.



Consulting Fellow (until June 30, 2011)

Director for Information Economics, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)


Industrial Organization, Urban Economics, Information Economics, Corporate Finance


1997 Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
1990 Master of Arts, the University of Tokyo
1988 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo


2008 Director for Information Economics, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
2007 Director for ICT Policy, General Policy Division, MIC
2005 Director, Fair Competition Promotion Office, MIC
2003 Deputy Director, General Policy Division, MIC
2000 Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
1990 Joined Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Selected Publications and Papers

"Information Technology and Economic Growth: Discovering the Informational Role of Density," in Tsuji, M., Giovannetti, E. and M. Kagami (eds.), Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies, Edward Elgar, 2007.

"The Accumulation of IT Industries in Japan," in Kuchiki, A. and M. Tsuji (eds.), Industrial Clusters in Asia: Analyses of Their Competition and Cooperation, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

"Digital Divide and Empowerment," in T. Sakai, Y. Tokura, and T. Hayashi (eds.), The Governance in Advanced Information Society, NTT Press, 2003.

Economic Analysis of Telecommunications, Technology, and Cities in Japan, Taga Press, 2002

"Can Binding Assets Explain the Long-lasting Recession?," in Y. Harada and K. Iwata (eds.), The Empirical Analysis of Recession under Deflation, Toyo Keizai Inc., 2002.