President of the Research Institute for Strategy of Natural Resources at Waseda University. Ex-Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet for Natural Resources Policy for >8 years.
Previous notable roles include:
- Director of PNG Division in the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
- Director of the Financial Cooperation Division
- Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
- A former First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Brazil.
He is a Professor of the graduate school of Sports Sciences, Waseda. He was also the Secretary-General in the Cabinet HQ for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Tokyo.