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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

宗像 直子 MUNAKATA, Naoko

教授 / Professor 宗像 直子MUNAKATA, Naoko

Graduate School of Public Policy

Courses in AY 2021

  • 5130105 イノベーションガバナンスの理論と実践
  • 5173110 科学技術政策研究:経済学系(イノベーションガバナンスの理論と実践)

Education & Employment

LL.B, University of Tokyo
Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan
MBA, Harvard Business School
Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy, Studies, the Brookings Institution
Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington University
Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Director-General for Trade Policy, METI
Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI
Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister
Commissioner, Japan Patent Office
Retired from the Government
Current Position

Research Fields

International Trade Regime; Innovation and Industrial Policy

Major Publications

Transforming East Asia: The Evolution of Regional Economic Integration, Brookings Institution Press and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2006

Book Chapters
"Has Politics Caught Up with Markets? In Search of East Asian Economic Regionalism" (Chapter 6) in Peter J. Katzenstein (Editor) and Takashi Shiraishi (Editor), Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism, Cornell University Press, 2006

Articles and Statements
"The U.S., China and Japan in an Integrating East Asia," Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, No. 35 (published on January 14, 2010)
"The Impact of the Rise of China and Regional Economic Integration in Asia-A Japanese Perspective" before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on China's Growth as a Regional Economic Power: Impacts and Implications (Washington, D.C., December 4, 2003)
"U.S. Should Bless the Japan-ROK Free Trade Pact," CSIS PacNet Newsletter, June 9, 2003
"How Trade Agreements Can Reform Japan," The Globalist, July 10, 2002
"Seize the Moment for East Asian Economic Integration," CSIS PacNet Newsletter, February 1, 2002

Media Interviews
"INTERVIEW: Recent trade deals show greater flexibility of Japan's trade policy," by Keiko Yoshioka, Senior Staff Writer, the Asahi Shimbun, January 16, 2021
"INTERVIEW: Democracies should unite to deal with the rise of digital authoritarianism," by Keiko Yoshioka, Senior Staff Writer, the Asahi Shimbun, January 14, 2021
"INTERVIEW: Munakata says China needs fundamental changes before joining TPP," by Keiko Yoshioka, Senior Staff Writer, the Asahi Shimbun, January 12, 2021