SIP-adus Workshop 2020

Speakers List


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    Junji Kikushima

    Director for Policy Planning
    Cabinet Secretariat

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    Masahide Hatakeyama

    Automated Driving Planning Office
    National Police Agency

    Mr. Hatakeyama is Director of Automated Driving Planning Office at National Police Agency (NPA).
    He joined NPA in 1989. His recent career is as follows,
    Director of Traffic Enforcement Division at Niigata Prefectural Police Headquarters and Chiba Prefectural Police Headquarters;
    Assistant Director for ITS of Traffic Planning Division at NPA (2008-2009, 2011-2012);
    Deputy Director of Traffic Enforcement Division at NPA (2017-2018).

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    Hirokazu Igarashi

    ITS Promotion Office, Telecommunications Bureau
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

    He joined MPHPT (predecessor of MIC) in 1999, and started his career at the Computer Communications Division.
    From 2002 to 2004, he was sent on loan to the International Science Cooperation Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    From 2004 to 2006, he got a Masters Degree in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
    After he returned to MIC, he worked for the International Spectrum Policy Office and the ICT Policy Division.
    From 2010 to 2013, he served as the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva, and covered the ITU-related matters and other telecommunications policy issues.
    After he returned to Tokyo, he worked as Deputy Director at various fields, including Land Mobile Communications Division, Broadcasting Technology Division, and Radio Policy Division.
    At the Land Mobile Communications Division around 2014, he contributed to initiating 5G related activities in Japan.
    Since 2019, he has been serving the current position.

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    Kenji Ueki

    Manufacturing Industries Bureau Automobile Division, ITS and Automated Driving Promotion Section
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

    Kenji Ueki joined Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 1999 and has worked for various policy domains such as technological innovation, regulatory reform and regional development in METI or other departments of the government of Japan. In July 2019, he is appointed as Director of ITS and Automated Driving Promotion Office in METI and also Sub-Leader for SIP-adus in Cabinet Office. He holds the Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

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    Masahiro Nishikawa

    ITS Policy and Program Office
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Government of Japan

    Masahiro Nishikawa graduated from the University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering and joined the Road Bureau of the MLIT in 1994.
    He has been the director of the ITS Policy and Program Office, Road Bureau, MLIT since April 2020, after serving as the director of Tokyo Highway Office and so on.

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    Yoshitaka Tada

    Director, Policy planning office for Automated Driving Technology
    Road Transport Bureau
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Joined the Ministry of Transport (currently the Ministry of Land, infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 1998.
    After working as the Director, Recall control office, Road Transport Bureau, he has been working as Director, Policy planning office for Automated Driving Technology, Road Transport Bureau since April 2020.