Areas of Expertise
Sports Economics, Energy Issues
Professor, Graduate School of Sports Sciences, Waseda University; President of Research Institute for Strategy of Natural Resources, Waseda University
Graduated from Yokohama National University in 1982. Earned an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1988 and a doctoral
degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2008. Worked for 20 years in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry), during which time he served as director of the Financial Cooperation Division and director of petroleum, gas, and other international energy sections. Served as the first secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Brazil and was involved the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Has been general secretary of the Japan Football Association and a professor at Waseda University.