The below information is as of June 30, 2010. It may differ from the current information.



Consulting Fellow (until June 30, 2010)

Deputy Director, Overall Co-ordination Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Finance

Activities at RIETI


1994 M.B.A., Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
1990 B.A., International Relations, University of Tokyo


2007 Current Position 
2005 Fellow, RIETI
2000-2003 Resource Management Officer, The World Bank
1998-1999 Deputy Director, Government Financial Institution Division, Ministry of Finance
1997-1998 Managing Director, Fujieda Local Tax Office, National Tax Agency
1997 Deputy Director, Overall Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance
1994-1996 Section Chief, Research Division, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Ministry of Finance
1990-1992 Securities Bureau, Ministry of Finance

Selected Publications and Papers

"On the Role of Technical Cooperation in International Technology Transfers," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 07-E-045, July 2007 (with SAWADA Yasuyuki and MATSUDA Ayako). Full Text [PDF: 391KB] / Abstract

"Aid Proliferation and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 07-E-044, July 2007 (with SAWADA Yasuyuki and MORI Yuko). Full Text [PDF: 422KB] / Abstract

"Is Foreign Aid a Vanguard of FDI? A Gravity-Equation Approach," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 07-E-007, March 2007 (with Yasuyuki Todo). Full Text [PDF: 341KB] / Abstract

Financing Change - The Financial Community, Eco-efficiency, and Sustainable Development (Kinyu Shijo to Chikyu Kankyo - Jizokukanona Hatten notameno Fainansu Kakumei), co-translated with A. Amano and H. Kato, Diamond: Tokyo, 1997 (in Japanese).


Belonged to the working group attached to the Prime Minister's Consultative Council on "The Problems of a Rapid Aging Society".