Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Research Project: Intellectual Property (IP) and International Trade
Mr. Okada received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo. At the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), he has served in the Manufacturing Industries Bureau, the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, and the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency. He has also served in the Cabinet Office, as Assistant Director in Okinawa Affairs; and in Mie Prefecture, as Director of International Strategy Division, Department of Employment and Economic Affairs. Most recently, he was Deputy Director of the General Coordination Division in the Japan Patent Office. While at Harvard, Mr. Okada’s research will examine international trade in intellectual property (IP), and its implications for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).