Mr. Tetsuya TANAKA

Deputy Director-General
Industrial Science, Technology and Environment Policy Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

The Deputy Director-General Tetsuya Tanaka is a 1993 graduate of Waseda University’s School of Science and Engineering. After completing his studies, he started a career in METI spanning more than three decades.

Since July 2021, Mr. Tanaka serves as Deputy Director-General in charge of Industrial Science, Technology Policy and Environment Bureau and as Secretary-General of Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC). His career highlights in METI prior to his current roles include heading the Machine Parts and Tooling Industries Office (2011-14) and the Bio-Industry Division (2019-21). He has also been the Director in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Cabinet Office (2018-19).

Mr. Tanaka has been posted overseas three times during his career. He completed a Master in Public Administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2000, served as Director of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)’s New York office (2008-11), and assumed the role of Chief Representative in New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)’s New Delhi Office (2014-17).