Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policies


Mr. Tomohiro Kaneko

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Vice Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency


CURRENT POSITION: Vice Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism BORN January 7, 1969 EDUCATION LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, May 1997 (Admitted to New York State Bar in 1998) Bachelor of Law, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, March 1991 PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS 2019 to 2020 July : Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 2017 to 2019: Director General, Planning Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 2015 to 2017: Director, Economic Partnership Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 2013 to 2015: Principal Counsellor, Multilateral Trade System Department, METI, Japan 2011 to 2013: Director, International Economic Affairs Division, METI, Japan 2008 to 2011: Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva 2007 to 2008: Principal Deputy Director, General Affairs Division, Japanese Patent Office, METI 2005 to 2007: Deputy Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI 2004 to 2005: Deputy Director, Trade Control Policy Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI 2003 to 2004: Special Advisor to Senior Vice Minister, METI 2001 to 2003: Deputy Director, Trade Policy Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI 1998 to 2001: Deputy Director, Intellectual Property Policy Office, Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) 1996 to 1998: Studying in the US, under Long-term Fellowship from Government of Japan 1991: Entered MITI

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