Mr. Sakura Sakakibara - Director, IRIS Research Institute for Trade & Industry
He holds a B.A. from Keio University and started his career at the Arabian Oil Company. Other positions held include Chief Economist at the Institute of Energy Economics (Japan) and Senior Fellow at Mitsui Global Studies Institute. Mr. Sakakibara is currently the Director at the IRIS Research Institute for Trade & Industry as well as Executive Private Advisor to the Chairman of Economy, Trade & Industry Committee of the House of Representatives.