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For realizing better environmental policymaking

Associate Professor

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1620


Born in Tokyo, graduated from Keio University (Faculty of Policy Management), and obtained Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. Professor Okazaki entered Environmental Agency (Ministry of the Environment) in 1999 and have been in charge of pollution and climate change policy. His contribution includes drafting regulatory laws and tax policies, writing annual white paper on the environment, negotiating with other ministries and business sectors, involving in major court cases, and working for reorganizations of ministries and human affairs. He has temporarily posted to GENV since Sep. 2015. In U.S., he conducted quantitative analysis on state level renewable energy policy and interned at Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (former Pew Center on Global Climate Change) where he worked for policymaking and media strategy. During 2010 - 2013, he had been dispatched to Japanese Embassy in China and responsible for analyzing Chinese environmental issues and managing cooperation projects. He also gave lecture to Chinese National People’s Congress, universities, companies and NGOs and wrote to Chinese media. He is a member of Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies.