NAKATOMI Michitaka

NAKATOMI Michitaka

NAKATOMI Michitaka

Consulting Fellow

Special advisor to JETRO

Activities at RIETI


International Economy, Trade Law, Trade Policy, Intellectual Property and International Standards, Investment Policy, Technology Policy, Digital Economy, Global Value Chains, Industrial Policy

Research Projects


1977 Bachelor of Law, the University of Tokyo


2011-present Special advisor to JETRO
2011-2012 Principal Trade Negotiator, METI
2008 President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
2006 Director-General for International Trade Policy, METI
[2006-2008 Negotiator for Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)]
2004 Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
2003 Deputy Director-General, International Trade Policy Bureau, METI
2002 Director for Manufacturing Industries Policy, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI
[2002-2008 Negotiator for five Japanese FTAs (Mexico, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, and Switzerland)]
2000 Co-chairman, APEC WTO Capacity Building Group
1995 Director, Tariff Division, International Economic Affairs Department, International Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, current METI)
[1995-1997 Negotiator for Information Technologies Agreement (ITA)]

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers

Policy Proposals