Japan Society of Boston and Consulate-General of Japan in Boston present
Lunch Talk by Yukio Okamoto
A former Special Advisor to two Prime Ministers of Japan
“Prospects for Japan and its Economic Competitiveness”
Friday, January 16th, 12:00-2:00PM
at Harbor Suite, the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
* Parking at the garage is available at your own cost
JSB Members Free
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Space is limited.
Registration is required from left box
Yukio OKAMOTO, a former Special Advisor to two Prime Ministers of Japan, is the President of Okamoto Associates and a Robert E.Wilhelm Fellow at MIT. From 1968 to 1991 Mr. Okamoto was a career diplomat in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His overseas postings were at Paris, Cairoand Washington. He retired from the Ministry in 1991 and established Okamoto Associates Inc., a political and economic consultancy.
Post-retirement, Mr. Okamoto has served in a number of advisory positions. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto. From 2003 to 2004, he was again a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Jun-ichiro Koizumi, also serving as the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Okamoto is a visiting professor of international relations at Ritsumeikan University. He sits on the Board of three Japanese multinational companies and serves as an advisor to several others. Mr. Okamoto is the Director of the Signal of Hope Fund, an initiativehe established to assist the Tohoku fisheries industry recover from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Mr. Okamoto has written many books on Japanese diplomacy and is aregular contributor to major newspapers and magazines. He is a very well-known public speaker and a frequent guest on public affairs and news television programs.