Deputy Director, Patent Information Policy Planning Division, and Administrative judge in Japan Patent Office. He graduated at University of Tokyo (Pharmaceutical Sciences), and Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Tokyo. He worked as Economist and IP analyst in Organisation of Economic Corporation and Development (OECD), 2013-2015. Assistant Director in Bio Industry Division in Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), 2011-2013. Visiting Scholar in Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2010-2011. His research interests are Intellectual Property Rights, Scientometrics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biotechnology.