Mr. Hiroshi Fukushima has served as Director-General for Technology Policy Coordination and Industrial and Product Safety since July 2017. He supervises the planning and development of policy concerning technology and security, and supervises all affairs concerning technology in matters under METI’s jurisdiction.
Mr. Fukushima previously served as the Deputy Director-General for Industrial and Product Safety, taking charge of industrial safety policies for electricity, gas and products. He helped make regulatory adjustments to liberalize the electricity and gas markets and worked to achieve greater industrial safety standards.
As the Deputy Director-General for Manufacturing Industries, he managed environmental issues and promoted R&D and revitalization of SMEs to strengthen the international competitiveness of the Japanese materials industry.
While serving as the Director of the Chemical Management Policy Division, he led amendments of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. to introduce risk management-based regulations covering all chemical substances. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, he helped establish policies to support long-term R&D in collaboration with other ministries and agencies while serving as the Director of the Research and Development Division.
Mr. Fukushima is a graduate of Tohoku University's School of Engineering’s Department of Applied Chemistry.
He was born on November 6, 1962, in Saitama Prefecture.