Deputy Director-General, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group
Yoshihide Esaki has been working on International Trade, Finance, IT, and Energy policy in the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in Japan for about 30 years. He also worked for European Commission DGⅢ from 1997 to 1998.
He has focused on healthcare and Medical policy including bio-industry policy for the last six years. He led a project about regulatory change of regenerative medicine in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
He currently serves as Deputy Director-General for Healthcare and Medical Policy in METI and Cabinet Secretariat of Japanese Government and leads projects on precision medicine, preventive healthcare, and regenerative medicine.
He completed his B.A. in International Relations at the University of Tokyo and his M.A. in Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex in U.K.