Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Director-General for Trade Policy
Takehiko Matsuo is Director General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) since 2017. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the METI) in 1989. He was Counsellor for Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD, Director Electricity Market Division in the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Counsellor for Cabinet Secretariat, Director for Environmental Policy Division in METI, Director for Budget and Accounts Division, Director for General Policy Division in ANRE, and Secretary General for Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission in METI. He also has experience working for international organization such as Special Adviser to the Executive Director in IEA.