VISION, INTEGRITY & A PROVEN TRACK RECORD

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PROFESSIONAL CAREER

 2009 -
Secretary General of the WCO
 2002-2008
Deputy Secretary General of the WCO
 2001
Counsellor (Customs), Minister´s Cabinet, Ministry of Finance of Japan
 1997-2001
Director (Enforcement, International Affairs, Customs Policy), Customs and Tariff Bureau,
Ministry of Finance,
Chairman of the WCO Finance Committee (2000-2001)
 1995-1997
Director (Aid and Industrial Policy, Remuneration policy), Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
1993-1995
Director (Trade Negotiations including GATT/WTO Uruguay Round and Free Trade Agreement),
Customs and Tariff Bureau, Ministry of Finance
Vice-Chairman of the WCO Technical Committee on Rules of Origin (1995)
 1990-1993
First Secretary/Counsellor at the Japanese Mission to the GATT/WTO in Geneva
 1989-1990
Deputy Director, Legal Division, Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
1987-1989
Deputy Director (Justice and Police Policy), Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
 1982-1984
Seconded to Bank of Japan (Central Bank)
1981-1982
Director, Okawa Local Tax Office, National Tax Agency
 1976
Joined Ministry of Finance, Japan

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 2009
PhD (International relations), University of Kent, United Kingdom
 1979
Certificat d' étude, L'institut d' Études Politiques de Paris, France
 1976
B.A. (Law), University of Tokyo, Japan