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Koji Fujimoto

Special Advisor to the President on Healthcare Policy

Profile

Mr Koji Fujimoto worked as an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of the Japanese Government for about 35 years since 1987 including a career in the Cabinet Secretariat in late years. He has strong knowledge in various policy fields such as ICT, international economy, and healthcare. He is one of the key officials who contributed to establishing the Healthcare Industry Division in METI in 2011 that added new aspects of the approach to the Japanese Government to maintain and enhance the Japanese medical system in a way introducing industry development methods, especially in the field of customer/patient-centric preventive healthcare that hopefully reduce the future demand for invasive medical treatments.

Expertise
  • Healthcare
  • ICT
  • Trade and International Economics
Education
1995

M.A. in Public Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

1987 

B.A. in Mechanical Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Experience
2019

Professor
Research Center for Industry Alliance, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

2012-2019

Cabinet Secretariat (Healthcare Policy Office)
Counsellor and Councilor

2008-2011

Director, Healthcare Industries Division (reformed from Service Industries Division in 2011)

2003-2005

Director, Medical and Assistive Device Industries Office

1987-2001

METI divisions in charge of international economies policy, information technology policy, and science and technology research and development policy etc. mostly as a deputy director