Conference Mentor: TBA

Distinguished Expert:

TAGUCHI, Akiko Director, ILO Office for Japan

Appointed to the present position in February 2016. Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Ritsumeikan University from April 2015 to January 2016. Senior Researcher for International Labour Standards, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan in 2012-2014. Director of International Department, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association, a Government related organization, in 2010-2012. Deputy Director, National Vocational Rehabilitation Center in 2008-2010. Appointed as Deputy Director, ILO Office for Japan in 2005-2008. Director of Wages and Welfare Statistics Division, Statistics and Information Department, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2002-2005. Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, GRIPS, Japan, in 1998-2001. Joined the Ministry of Labour (currently the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare) in 1980. Obtained Bachelor of Arts in Law at the University of Kyoto in Japan in 1978.