Hideki Makihara

Member, House of the Representatives (Japan)

Born in 1971. Lawyer certified in Japan (since 1997) as well as in the State of New York (since 2002); Internship in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization in 2001; In-house Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 2003-05. 

Personal Introduction

I am a first-term member of the House of Representatives. Before joining Parliament, I served as in-house counsel to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in the area of international trade disputes and negotiations. As a lawyer in Japan and New York State (before joining the government), I was mainly involved in M&A cases and international disputes mainly between corporations.

I have been to approximately 70 countries and spent three years abroad. However, I had only a few chances to attend international conferences and never attended big conference like the InterAction Council. Therefore, I am very excited about this opportunity. 

I look forward to meeting great senior leaders as well as young leaders from all over the world.