Consulting Fellow

Director-General, Fukushima Nuclear Accident Response and Reconstruction Policy

Activities at RIETI



1992 Master of Laws, Harvard University
1986 Faculty of Law, Tokyo University


2020 Director-General for Fukushima Nuclear Accident Response and Reconstruction Policy
2019 Commissioner, Japan Patent Office
2018 - 2019 Visiting Professor, National Institute of Informatics (NII)
2013 - 2019 Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo (IST)
2017 Director-General, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy / Director-General of the Fukushima Reconstruction Promotion Group of METI.
2015 Councilor, Cabinet Secretariat
2014 Deputy-Director General, Minister’s Secretariat in charge of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau
2013 Director-General, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
2012 Director, Budget and Accounts Division, Minister’s Secretariat
2011 Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters, Cabinet Office
2010 Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat
2009 Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division (METI)
2007 Director, Automobile Division (METI)
2005 Director, Macro-economic Affairs Division, Industry Policy Bureau (METI)
2004 Director, Research and Analysis Division, Trade Policy Bureau (METI)
2002 Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University
2001 Policy Planning Officer, Policy Coordination Division, Secretariat, Small and Medium Business Administration (METI)
1995 - 1998 – First Secretariat, Embassy of Japan in Myanmar
1986 Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)


1993 Member, New York Bar Association