The below information is as of September 30, 2015. It may differ from the current information.



Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2015)

President, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Visiting Professor, Fukushima University

Activities at RIETI


Technology Policy, Technology Governance in Society


2001 Ph.D. in Energy Science, Kyoto University
1984 Master of Engineering, Keio University
1982 Bachelor of Engineering, Keio University


2013 President, NEDO
2012 Executive Director, NEDO
2009 Deputy Director-General, Planning Headquarters, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2007 Director, Bio-Industry Division, METI
2005 Professor, Public Policy School, Hokkaido University
1999 Director, Chemical Weapon Control Policy Office, MITI
1990 Visiting Researcher, North Carolina State University
1984 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers

"Biotechnology and the Environment in Japan," in Ismail Serageldin and Ehsan Masood (Eds.), From Promises to Practice—Applications of Science and Technology in Food, Healthcare, Energy and Environment, pp.319-324, Alexandria, Egypt: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2010

The Reform of the National Laboratory System, (in Japanese), Tokyo: Kogyo Chosakai, 2010

"Acquisition of Public Acceptance for Nuclear Technology," Nuclear Policy, (in Japanese, edited by Keiji Kanda and Yoshihiro Nakagome), Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2009

"Mutual Recognition on Metrological Data and Regulations -Issues for Elimination of Technical Barrier to Trade," International Businesses and Technical Standards, (in Japanese, edited by Masami Kajiura), Tokyo: Bunshindo, 2007

Seeking for the Root of Environmental Management -Significance and the Future of the Idea of Environmental Management System, (in Japanese), Tokyo; Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry/Maruzen, 2006

Papers Published in Refereed Journals
"Oxidized Trilinoleate and Tridocosahexaenoate Induce Pica Behavior and Change Locomotor Activity, " Journal of Oleo Science Vol.62, No.4, pp. 207-212, 2013(with Fuki Kitamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Aya Umeno, Yasukazu Yoshida, Naohiro Gotoh)

"Dissemination of Regenerative Medicine in Japan: Promoting commercialization under the regulatory system," RIETI Discussion Paper Series 12-E-004, January 2012, (with Choi, Youn-Hee)

"Dissemination of Regenerative Medicine: A comparison of the regulatory systems between Japan and Korea," (in Japanese), RIETI Discussion Paper Series 10-J-039, July 2010 (with Choi, Youn-Hee)

"Framework of Genetic Resources Utilization for the Growth of World Investment and Trade," (in Japanese), Annual Bulletin of Japan Academy for International Trade and Business, Vol.47, pp.60-68, 2010

"Technology Policy Education in the Public Policy School," (in Japanese), Journal of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Vol.15, pp.43-53, 2007

"Environmental Management System Method and Local Governments—Background of the Introduction and Future Direction of the Measures," (in Japanese, with Mutsumi Ishida), Annals, Public Policy Studies, Vol.1, pp.34-57, 2007

"Guideline for Public Research Institutes to Collaborate with Small and Medium-size Enterprises Effectively and Efficiently," (in Japanese, with Kazuo Izumi), Journal of the Japan Society for Intellectual Production, Vol.2, No.2, pp.51-57, 2006

"Measurement Standards System—Infrastructure for Nations' Own Policy Tools, as well as Foreign Trade," (in Japanese), Annual Bulletin of Japan Academy for International Trade and Business, Vol.43, pp.192-202, 2006

"The Evolution of the Regulation of Chemical Substances and a Look Toward the Future," (in Japanese), Japanese Journal of Risk Analysis, Vol.14, No.1, pp.107-120, 2003

"The New Framework for Resolving the Energy Problem and its Application to the Utilization of Nuclear Technology," (in Japanese), Journal of Energy Policy Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp.58-90, 2002

"Changes in the Energy Problem and the Required New Framework for the Solution," (in Japanese), Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, Vol.81, No.3, pp.190-197, 2002

"Study on Public Acceptance of the Utilization of Nuclear Technology—Necessity of using the system which is similar to that of the ISO14001," (in Japanese), Journal of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Vol.43, No.5, pp.105-116, 2001

"Resolving Global Environmental Problems through an Environmental Management System—Meaning of ISO 14001 and its desirable form in the future," (in Japanese), Energy and Resources, Vol.22, No.3, pp.3-9, 2001

"Change in International Standardization and the Development of World Trade—The expansion of the role of standards and the TBT Agreement," (in Japanese), Annual Bulletin of Japan Academy for International Trade and Business, Vol.38, pp.159-164, 2001

"New Methodology of Managing the Use of Technology in Society—Necessity of using the framework of the ISO14001," (in Japanese), Japanese Journal of Risk Analysis, Vol.12, No.2, pp.83-93, 2001

"A New Measure for Resolving Global Environmental Problems—The meaning of ISO 14000 family," (in Japanese), Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, Vol.79, No.9, pp.923-936, 2000

"An Influence of International Standardization on the Industrial Development in Developing Countries—Effect of ISO/IEC standards under a regime of the WTO/TBT Agreement," (in Japanese), Development Engineering, Vol.6, pp.49-66, 2000