- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan
1974, degree in Economics, University of Tokyo. 1974-2002, various positions with Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), including: 1999, Director, General Coordination Division, Industrial Policy Bureau; 2000, Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat. With Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI): 2002, Assistant Vice-Minister, Minister's Secretariat; 2003, Director-General for Natural Resources and Energy Policy; 2004, Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau; 2006, Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; 2007, Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau; 2008, Vice-Minister for International Affairs; 2010, Special Adviser. 2010, Adviser, SOMPO Japan Insurance; 2011, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization.