Mr. Toshimitsu Fujiki has served as METI’s Director-General for Commerce and Service Industry Policy since July 2017. His role includes enhancing efficiency in the distribution and services industries, expanding the use of cashless transactions, and managing international exhibitions.
In his previous role as the Director-General of the Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department for the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Mr. Fujiki worked to expand the use of renewable energy and develop next-generation energy systems to realize smart communities and a hydrogen society. He also led amendments of the Feed-in Tariff Act for Renewable Energy.
As the Director of the Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat, Mr. Fujiki took charge of METI’s overall policies. As the Director of the Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, he led the drafting of large-scale investment tax credits. During his time as the Director of the Finance Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, he helped mitigate damage to SMEs following the 2008 global financial crisis.
Mr. Fujiki is a graduate of the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law and earned a Masters of Applied Economics at the University of Michigan.
He was born on January 19, 1966, in Kanagawa Prefecture.