Mr. Shin Hosaka has served as Commissioner of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) since July 2020. As head of the agency, he oversees all areas of energy policy including developing Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan, assuring secure energy supply, regulating the electricity & gas sectors, as well as promoting renewable energy and conservation.
Mr. Hosaka previously served as Director-General of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau. As head of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau. He supervises policy planning and implementation in the areas of trade promotion, technical cooperation, investment facilitation, trade control and trade remedies.
In his previous role as Director-General for Natural Resources and Energy Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, he formulated export policy for energy-related infrastructure and international negotiations concerning energy policies, and established a domestic system for ensuring stable supplies of resources and energy.
During his career, he has held various posts, including Deputy Director-General of the Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Senior Planning Officer for Personnel of the Secretarial Division, Minister's Secretariat; Director of the Retail and Wholesale Commerce Division, Business Support Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; Director of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; Director of the Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau; Director of the Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau; Director of the General Policy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; and Director of the Secretarial Division, Minister's Secretariat.
Mr. Hosaka is a graduate of the University of Tokyo’s Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, and also studied at the University of Michigan in the United States.
He was born on May 2, 1963, in Chiba.