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Board Member: YANAGISAWA, Kyoji

YANAGISAWA, Kyoji

YANAGISAWA, Kyoji

Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary

 

After graduating from The University of Tokyo, he took up a position as Deputy Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Defense, and served as director at the National Institute for Defense Studies. He served as the Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary for the Koizumi, Abe (first administration) , Fukuda, and Aso administrations from 2004 to 2009. During this time, he was in charge of national security and risk management.  Today he is the director at the International Geopolitics Institute Japan.