- Special Adviser, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
BA (Hons) in Political Science, Amherst College; LLB (Hons), Doshisha Univ.; MA in International Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Doctorate in Negotiation Strategies, Harvard. Negotiation strategist and negotiator on international issues, ranging from peace and security, energy, trade, to global environmental issues. Former UN mediator on peace and security issues. Currently, Special Adviser to the Ministry of the Environment and State Secretary on Nuclear Safety, Government of Japan; Founder and CEO, KS International Strategies; Partner, Sun Investment; lead negotiator and co-chair of many items within climate negotiations. Provides advice on energy and environmental policies and strategies; organizing events including concerts and fashion events; global affairs ranging from peace and security to environmental issues and energy policies. Expertise: negotiation strategies; peace and security issues; global climate change as well as other global environment issues; energy policies and strategies (multiple energy areas); coordination of events, including concerts, workshops; network building; leadership management; public speaking.