• 08:30 – 08:55


Hisashi Kanazashi photo

Hisashi Kanazashi

Director, IT Div

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Director, IT Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

1998 Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

2007 Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

2008 MBA from EDHEC Business School, France

2009 Industrial Revitalization Division

2011 Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Minister’s Secretariat

2014 Japan Economic Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat

2016 Deputy Director, JETRO Los Angeles Office,

Director, Industry Creation Policy Division, Principal Director, IT Industry and Digital Economic Security, etc

2021 Counselor for Information Industry and Digital Economy and Security, Minister’s Secretariat

July 1, 2022 Current Position

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)