With two decades of foreign and industrial policy experience, Koichi provides BGA clients with insight into the impact of foreign strategy, geopolitics and national security. He covers economic security, industrial strategy, export policy, international business and technology development trends.
Koichi served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2018. He conducted opinion formation at international conferences and business making motivated by diplomatic strategy. He worked to strengthen relations with resource-rich countries in Central Asia such as Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, implement the Chemical Weapons Convention and strengthen economic relations between Japan and Russia.
Koichi worked in the Cybersecurity Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2018 to 2021. He facilitated international cybersecurity cooperation with the United States, European countries, Israel and other Indo-Pacific countries as well as international industrial alliance for constructing trustable 5G communication networks. After leaving government in 2021, Koichi joined CYBERGYM JAPAN, a cybersecurity training company using know-how from Israel, where he conducted business development.
Koichi holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Keio University. He speaks Japanese, English and Russian.
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