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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

渡辺 哲也 WATANABE, Tetsuya

客員教授 / Visiting Professor 渡辺 哲也WATANABE, Tetsuya

Special Advisor, ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)
WATANABE, Tetsuya/渡辺 哲也

Courses in AY 2023

  • 5130235 Exploring a New Global Governance in the Changing Geopolitical Dynamics

Research Fields

Geopolitics, Economic Security, Trade Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, Digital Innovation and Start-ups

Tetsuya Watanabe is Vice President at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. In his capacity at RIETI, he hosts the RIETI Global Intelligence Series where he discusses and analyzes, with experts from the US, the EU and Asia, the geopolitical tensions, global trade governance, climate change challenges, digital transformation and regional integration in Asia. He joined RIETI in 2020 after over three decades of a career as a trade policy maker and negotiator in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), where he served as Director General for the Trade Policy. During his career at METI he worked on a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations and initiatives, including the WTO Joint Statement Initiatives on E-Commerce, the Trilateral Trade Ministers Meetings, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the Japan-US Trade Agreement and the Japan-UK Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. He also served as the Chief Counsellor at the Government Headquarter for the Trans Pacific Partnership at the Cabinet Secretariat. Recently, he co-authored policy briefs including "Getting America Back in the Game: A Multilateral Perspective" with the trade policy experts in the US, the EU and Canada and “Asia Pacific Digital Economy Governance” with the experts from the Asia Pacific region. At the University of Tokyo, he lectures on a graduate course; “Exploring a new global governance in the changing geopolitical dynamics”.

Major Publications

T. Watanabe, Shiro Armstrong and Rebecca STA MARIA, "Towards an Asia-Pacific Digital Economy Governance Regime", April 2021
T. Watanabe, Richard Baldwin, Chad Bown at el., "Getting America Back in the Game: A Multilateral Perspective", January 2021
逐条解説 不正競争防止法 有斐閣(1994年)(共著)
「改正不正競争防止法の概要」NBL 526号(1994年)