Research Associate

Activities at RIETI


Renewable Energy, IoT/Industrie4.0, Regional Economy, German Economy, Chinese Economy

Research Projects


1983 Master of Electronics Engineering, Graduate School of Kyoto University
1981 Bachelor of Electronics Engineering, Kyoto University


2020 Research Associate, RIETI
2015 Senior Fellow, RIETI
2015 Consulting Fellow, RIETI (February-November)
2011 Senior Analyst for Industrial Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
    Cabinet Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat
    Deputy Director-General, Tsukuba Center, National Institute of Advanced
    Industrial Science and Technology AIST 
1983 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers


  • Offshore Windfarm Power Station, Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun, 2013
  • Basic Theory of Regional Economics, Kokin Shoin Shuppan, 2014, co-edited with Prof. Hiroshi Matsubara, University of Tokyo, and others
  • Industrie4.0 - The impact of German 4th Industrial Revolution, Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun, 2015
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business People, co-authored. Toyo Keizai Inc., 2016

Working Papers

  • Iwamoto Koichi (2021), Commentary "Can Automation Address Japan's Demographic Decline?", Iwamoto Koichi, 19 aprile 2021, ISPI Dossier on Digitalisation in Asia, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).
  • "Chapter 3 The future of work," Revitalizing Human-Machine Interaction for the Advancement of Society-Perspectives form Germany and Japan, Henning Kagermann and Youichi Nonaka (eds), 2019
  • "How the industry must be which is necessary for Japan's sustainable development as a technology leader?" The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2014, No.109
  • "Does the development of renewable energy and the increase of the electric price loose the international competitiveness of manufacturing?" The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2014, No.110
  • "What are the characteristics of accidents of offshore windfarm and its measures in Europe?" The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2014, No.111
  • "The port as the integration of location by offshore windfarm industry," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2015, No.112
  • "The Overall View of the Offshore Wind Power Development Project in France Has Become Clear," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2015, No.113
  • "Case Study: The Omaezaki offshore wind power development project," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2015, No.114
  • "The Necessity of Industrial Concentrated Port for the Development of Offshore Wind Farm," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2015, No.115
  • "What the local cities live on? - looking for the successful model case for the sustainable regional economic development," Research Note, Magazine for Industrial Location, Japan Industrial Location Center, Sep.2012 - March.2014
  • Running Story "How Industry 4.0 Changes Manufacturing," Kikai Sekkei, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (The installment started in September 2015)
  • "Introduction of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry and its Efforts on Renewable Energy," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2016, No.119
  • "Formation of the Kitakyushu Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm Industrial Accumulation Project," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2017, No.121

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • "A discussion paper for the introduction of zoning rules into the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone and the territorial waters area except for port areas," The Journal of Japan Wind Energy Association, 2014, No.111
  • "An Analysis of the Effects of the Investment of Subsidy for the promotion of both Low-carbon type and Job Opportunity Creating type Industries Invitation," The Association of Japanese Geographers, E-journal GEO, 2014, Vol. 9(2) 89-101


A certificate of appreciation as a guest lecturer in the MBA course, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Feb. 2014, Feb. 2015, Feb. 2016, and Jan.2017.