MIKAMO Tetsuhide

MIKAMO Tetsuhide

MIKAMO Tetsuhide

Consulting Fellow (until March 31, 2019)

Director, Research Institute, Marubeni Corporation
Visiting Lecturer, Aoyama Gakuin University and Kobe University


Macroeconomics, Sogo-Shosha (Japanese trading companies)


1979 B.A. in Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University


2010 - Director, Research Institute, Marubeni Corporation
2003 - 2008 General Manager, Washington D.C. Office, Marubeni America Corporation
1989 - 1991 Visiting Scholar, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
1984 Research Dept., Marubeni Corporation
1981 - 1982 Trainee, Institute for International Study and Training (IIST)
1979 Joined Marubeni Corporation

Selected Publications and Papers


  • The Current European Economy, Minerva Shobo, 2011, co-author
  • Japan's Food Strategy and the Sogo-Shosha, Toyo Keizai Shinposha, 2009, co-author
  • Predicting the Future of Natural Resources, Nikkei Publishing Inc., 2009, co-author
  • The Future of a China - ASEAN FTA, Keisou Shobo, 2004, co-author
  • The Transformation of the Sogo-Shosha in the IT Age, Toyo Keizai Shinposha, 2001, co-author
  • China Yearbook, Soshisha Inc., 2000, co-author

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • "The Sogo-Shosha's Strengths and Future Direction," Monthly Kagaku Keizai, 2017
  • "2016 Global Economy Outlook," Global Keiei Monthly, 2016
  • "The Current Situation and the Outlook for Japan-China Trade," Kyodo Weekly, 2015
  • "China's Grain Procurement," Kyodo Weekly, 2015
  • "The Environment Surrounding Grain Procurement," U.S. Grains Council, 2014
  • "Financial Problems in China," Kyodo Weekly, 2014
  • "2014 Global Economy Outlook," Global Keiei Monthly, 2014
  • "China lags in Water Service Business Privatization: Government's Role Needs to be Reexamined," Kyodo Weekly, 2013
  • "The Current Situation and Outlook for the Global Grain Market," U.S. Grains Council, 2013
  • "Promoting Japan-China Business," Kyodo Weekly, 2013
  • "Commodity Market Outlook," Regional Banks Association of Japan Monthly Report, 2012
  • "The Expansion of the Chinese Middle Class," Kyodo Weekly, 2012
  • "Utilizing a China-Japan-South Korea FTA for Agricultural Reform," Japan-China Economic Journal, 2012
  • "Business Opportunities through Economic Partnership Agreements," Japan-China Economic Journal, 2011
  • "Overseas Infrastructure Development," The High Pressure Gas Safety Institute of Japan Monthly Report, 2011
  • "Those Born After 1980 Will Change China," Kyodo Weekly, 2010
  • "The Structure of Natural Resources," Weekly Economist, 2009
  • "The Global Financial Crisis and the Chinese Economy," Japan-China Economic Journal, 2009


  • Member of the Food Industry Research Committee, Japan Economic Research Institute
  • Member of the Asian Market’s Food Supply and Demand Committee, U.S. Grains Council
  • Member of the Food Security Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Member of the Future Vision of Food Committee, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Member of the Accessing Worlds New Middle Class Strategy Committee, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry