Shinichi Akaike


Shinichi Akaike joined the Science and Technology Agency in 1992, and experienced various positions including:

  • First Secretary (Science Attaché), Embassy of Japan in Sweden

  • Director, International Exchange Promotion, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

  • Assistant to Deputy Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

  • Professor of Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University 

  • Senior Analyst, MEXT

He has been working as Director, Science and Technology Foresight Center, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, NISTEP since 2016. He is interested in making linkage between policy formation and academic research in STI Policy.