Yasuhide YAMADA
Councillor, Director-General,
Office for Pandemic Influenza and New Infectious Diseases Preparedness and
Response, Coordination Office of Measures on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs),
Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
Mr. Yamada’s academic background is environmental science and policy administration.
He has a Master of Science from Hokkaido University (Japan) and a Master of Public
Management from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Mr. Yamada, as an officer of
Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), has long and diversified career in
policy-making of science and technology and innovation (including medical and
pharmaceutical fields), electronics/IT/cyber security, energy and environment etc.
He also experienced negotiation of Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement,
and nuclear power litigation from 2004 to 2007.
Since July 2014, Mr. Yamada leads the basic policy of Japanese government from the
perspective of total coordination and national security.
内閣官房内閣審議官 新型インフルエンザ等対策室長・国際感染症対策調整室長
取得。1988 年通商産業省(現経済産業省)入省。産業技術政策、R&D イノベーション、電
経済連携交渉、原子力訴訟等、幅広い行政に従事。2004-07 年タイ王国バンコク駐在。
2014 年 7 月より内閣官房参事官として、公衆衛生危機対処の枠組みや、エボラ出血熱・新
興感染症対策の基本方針・基本計画を取りまとめるとともに、2016 年 6 月より内閣官房審