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Akihiko Tamura

Senior Fellow, RIETI

Senior Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); Deputy Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). LLB, University of Tokyo; LLM, Harvard Law School; SJD, George Washington University Law School. Former: General Manager of Beijing Office, Japan-China Economic Association; Senior Researcher, Policy Alternatives Research Institute at the University of Tokyo; Director for FTA/EPA, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan; Negotiator, ASEAN+3 FTA, ASEAN+6 FTA, China-Japan-Korea FTA and NAMA negotiations of WTO/DDA; Councilor, APEC, Trade Policy Bureau, METI; Deputy Director, WTO Japan – Film Panel Task Force; International Fellow, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP; Legal Affairs Officer, Legal Affairs Division, World Trade Organization (WTO).


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