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Director-General for Policy Planning and Coordination

YUJI IIDA
Director-General for Policy Planning and Coordination
Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Division Group Leader
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Mr. Yuji Iida has served as Director-General for Policy Planning and Coordination since July 2017. He supervises all affairs concerning the planning and adjustment of significant policy matters under METI’s jurisdiction. He took office as Director of the Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group in August 2017 and also supervises regional economic policies.

Mr. Iida previously served as METI’s Personnel Division Director, promoting workstyle reform within the ministry. He also worked to strengthen human resource development through training and education, as well as optimal personnel allocation.

While serving as the Director of the General Policy Division for the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, he led the establishment of the Strategic Energy Plan, the first address the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and worked to secure funding for the reconstruction of communities in Fukushima Prefecture. He also oversaw the creation of the Energy White Paper and affairs relating to COP19.

As the Director of the Industrial Revitalization Division, he worked to amend the Act on Special Measures for Industrial Revitalization, and as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Director of the Minister's Secretariat, he helped develop METI’s economic growth strategy.

Mr. Iida is a graduate of the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Economics and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

He was born on May 2, 1963, in Saitama Prefecture.

Last updated:2017-09-26
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