The below information is as of April 30, 2007. It may differ from the current information.



President (until April 30, 2007)

Chief Research Officer

Activities at RIETI


1962, Graduated, Economics, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Ph.D.
1957, Graduated, International Relations, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, B.A.


2018 Honorary Adviser, RIETI
2007 Special Adviser, RIETI
2004 President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI
2003 Research Fellow, JBIC Institute, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
2001 Member of the RIETI Subcommittee, Incorporated Administrative Agency Evaluation Committee of METI
1999 Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
1993 Visiting Executive Professor, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
1992 Vice-Chairman, The Long-term Credit Bank Research Institute, Inc.
1992 Adviser to EPA
1991 Director-General, Policy Coordination Bureau, EPA
1987 Director-General, Economic Research Institute, EPA
1984 Director, General Economics Branch, OECD
1962 Entered Economic Planning Agency (EPA), the Government of Japan

Selected Publications and Papers

Books (in Japanese)

Reality of the Asian Economy: Miracle, Crisis and Institutional Evolution, 2003.

Reality of the Japanese Economy, Beyond Common Views, 1998.

The Japanese Economy under Reagan's Policies, 1984.

Essays on the Contemporary Japanese Economy, 1977, awarded the "Nikkei Prize of Economics Books" by Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

America's Great Depression, 1965.