Institute for Corean-American Studies

Takehiro Funakoshi

Takehiro Funakoshi has been working for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) since 1988. Takehiro currently serves as First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D C. In this role, he is in charge of management of the Japan-U S security alliance, including Japan's participation in the war on terrorism, as well as issues related to the U S military presence in Japan and broader strategic dialogue between Japan and the U S. Takehiro is also responsible for analyzing U S security policy.

Previously, Takehiro served as Deputy Director of the National Security Policy Division of MOFA from 1999 to 2001. In this position, he was in charge of overall coordination of Japan's security policy. Takehiro also served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office during Hashimoto and Obuchi Administrations from 1997 to 1999. In this capacity, he advised the top leaders of the Japanese Government on foreign policy issues and accompanied the Prime Minister on most of his foreign travels.

Takehiro received his MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (1991) and his Bachelor's degree from Kyoto Univesrity Faculty of Law (1988).

ICAS Web Site Links for Takehiro Funakoshi:

The Japan-US Security Relations: The Implication for the Korea-US Security Relations
2003 Fall Symposium

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