Specialty：Innovation Policy Studies
Education & Job Experience
He graduated from the University of Tokyo (BA) in 1987 and obtained Master of Arts from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Science, in 1989. In 1992, he got Master of Science from Manchester University, Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST) (current Alliance Manchester Business School). He joined Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. (Nikkei Inc.) in 1989 and had been engaged in reporting business news of electronics, media and contents, environment and new energy, food and agriculture industries both in Tokyo and Osaka. He was appointed as Principal Economist at Japan Center for Economic Research in 2015, concurrently serving as Director since 2017.
“Agriculture Business Innovation led by Private Enterprises” (Nikkei Business Daily, 1996)
“Battle over Intellectual Properties” (Nikkei Business Daily, 2003)
“How to Win Business War in Asia – the Kansai way” (Nikkei Business News Department in Osaka, 2006)
“50 Keywords to Read English News” (The Nikkei Weekly, 2011)