Shotaro OSHIMA

Chairman - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

Shotaro Oshima

IIES is a research institute established by Toyota Motor Corporation to study and analyze international economic conditions that could influence global business strategy development.

Professional Experience:

Present: Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo


  • Special Representative of the Government of Japan for TPP (2012 May-2013March)
  • Member, Appellate Body, WTO (2008 June-2012 April)
  • Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2005 to 2007)
  • Japan’s Permanent Representative to the WTO (2002 to 2005)
  • As Chairman of the General Council of the WTO Feb. 2004-2005, chaired the negotiations which resulted in the “July 2004 Package.”
  • Deputy Foreign Minister (economic);Prime Minister Koizumi’s Personal Representative (“Sherpa”) to G8 Summit in Canada(2001-2002)
  • Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2000-2001)
  • Director-General for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997 to 2000)


“Wrapping the July (2004) Package” in Robert Kanitz; Managing Multilateral Trade Negotiations: The Role of the WTO Chairman  ; Cameron May, London, 2011





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