Hiroyasu Watanabe

◆ Practice Areas

◆ Education

1969LL.B., the University of Tokyo
1973Master in Public Affairs, Princeton University

◆ Experience

1996 thru 1997Deputy Director-General, Tax Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan
1997 thru 1998Director-General, Tokyo Taxation Bureau, National Tax Agency
1998 thru 2000Director-General, Customs and Tariff Bureau, Ministry of Finance
1998 thru 2000Chairman, ASEM Customs DG-Commissioner Meeting
2000 thru 2002President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
2002 thru 2003Commissioner, National Tax Agency
2003 to dateAdvisor, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
2003 thru 2010Visiting Professor, the University of Tokyo
2004 thru 2016Professor, Waseda University
2004 thru 2015Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
2004 to dateDirector, Japanese Academic Society for Tax Law
2004 to dateVisiting Professor, National Tax College
2016 to dateAdvisor, Hibiya Park Law Offices

◆ Professional Affiliations

  • Councilor, Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange and Other Transactions, Government of Japan
  • Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and other corporations
  • Director, Japan Tariff Association
  • Advisor, Japan Tax Foundation

◆ Writings

  • “Taxation on Financial Transactions“
    Published by Yuhikaku, 2006
  • “Taxation on International Transactions”
    Published by Japan Tax Foundation, 2003

◆ Languages

Japanese and English