Noriyuki Shikata

Assistant Minister/DDirector-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Foreign Ministry


We are happy to invite you to a session with Noriyuki Shikata who will discuss his recent paper on emerging US trade policy approaches to China and their implications for the international trading system (USJP Occasional Paper 20-05, Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University).

This virtual seminar will take place on August 3, 2020 20:00-21:30 (Tokyo Time)

Noriyuki Shikata holds a B.A. in Law from Kyoto University and Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
He is Assistant Minister/Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA.
Until last year, he was the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China.

His other prior positions include: Deputy Director General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau; Director, Economic Treaties Division, International Legal Affairs Bureau; and Director, Second North America Division, North America Bureau.

Mr. Shikata has also been a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Law/Public Policy.
While at Harvard, he conducted research on an emerging U.S. trade policy toward China and the Indo-Pacific region.
His Twitter handle is: @norishikata.

Shikata-san will be speaking in his personal capacity, and not on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Japan, or any other institution.

The session will be off-the-record, Chatham House Rules.

Robert Dujarric
Co-Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University Japan

Brad Glosserman
Visiting Professor at the Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University and Senior Adviser at Pacific Forum

Akira Igata
Executive Director at the Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University