Yukio Okamoto: Japan and its Neighbors: Is Reconciliation Possible?
Thursday January 15, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
*Reception to follow in Mugar Cafe*
Yukio OKAMOTO, a former Special Advisor to two Prime Ministers of Japan, is the President of Okamoto Associates and a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at MIT. From 1968 to 1991 Mr. Okamoto was a career diplomat in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His overseas postings were at Paris, Cairo
and Washington. He retired from the Ministry in 1991 and established
Okamoto Associates Inc., a political and economic consultancy. Post-retirement, Mr. Okamoto has served in a number of advisory positions. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto. From 2003 to 2004, he was again a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Jun-ichiro Koizumi, also serving as the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Okamoto is a visiting professor of international relations at Ritsumeikan University. He sits on the Board of three Japanese multinational companies and serves as an advisor to several others.
Mr. Okamoto is the Director of the Signal of Hope Fund, an initiative he established to assist the Tohoku fisheries industry recover from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Submit a correction to this event