Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment
Ministry of the Environment of Japan
1995, Bachelor's in Private Law, Tokyo University; 2001, Master's in International Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center. 1997-2000, with Asahi Law Offices; 2001, Internship, Law Division, World Trade Organization; 2001-02, with International Trade and Government Regulation Division, Hogan & Hartson, Washington DC; 2002-03, with Masuda International Law Office, New York; 2003-05, Deputy Director, International Trade Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; 2005-09, Member, House of Representatives for Liberal Democratic Party, Japan. Visiting Professor, Tohoku University. Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. Expertise and interests: international trade, intellectual property, world economy, international finance and government regulations, especially investments.