Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Shigehiro Tanaka has been Director-General of the Trade Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) since July 2017. He is responsible for Japan’s trade policy in METI, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and the Japan-US Economic Dialogue. Since joining METI in 1985, Tanaka has held several trade-related posts including Director-General of the Multilateral Trade System Department and Senior Official for APEC. He has engaged in several WTO Ministerial meetings from Doha to Bali.