Consulting Fellow

Director-General for International Affairs, Global Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Activities at RIETI


Trade Policy and Innovation Policy


1996 Master of Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA
1991 Bachelor of International Relations, University of Tokyo, JP


2021 - present Present Position
2018 - 2021 Deputy-Director for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI
2016 - 2018 Counselor, Intellectual Property Strategy Office, Cabinet Office 2013-2015 Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, METI
2010 - 2013 Chief Representative, NEDO Silicon Valley Office
2008 - 2010 Director, International Affairs Office, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
2005 - 2008 Senior Trade Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
1991 Joined Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Selected Publications and Papers

  • Facilitating Adjustment: Sector Experiences from Agriculture, Telecommunications and Chemicals, OECD Trade Policy Papers 41, OECD Publishing 2006
  • Export Processing Zones: Past and Future Role in Trade and Development, OECD Trade Policy Papers 53, OECD Publishing 2007
  • Facilitating Trade and Structural Adjustment Experiences in Non-Member Countries, OECD Trade Policy Papers 69, OECD Publishing 2008
  • Trade Liberalization and Economic Performance: Latin America versus East Asia 1970-2006, OECD Trade Policy Papers 70, OECD Publishing 2008, co-authored with J. Duran and N. Mulder
  • Trade and Innovation Project: A Synthesis Paper, OECD Trade Policy Papers 72, OECD Publishing 2008
  • Trade and Innovation in the Korean Information and Communication Technology Sector: Trade and Innovation Project- Case Study No.5, OECD Trade Policy Papers 77, OECD Publishing 2008, co-authored with H.E. Kim