Yumi Yamaguchi

Ms.Yamaguchi was born in Kagawa in 1961. She graduated from The University of Tokyo Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1983, and in the same year joined the General Affairs Department, Civil Aviation Bureau, of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT; then-Ministry of Transport, MOT). Ms. Yamaguchi studied at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) from 1988 to 1990 and received Master of Arts in Social Science. She has had extensive experience at MLIT in such areas as international Affairs, tourism, real estate securitization, maritime accident inquiry, logistic facilities. In 2006, Ms. Yamaguchi assumed the post of Vice Governor of Okayama Prefecture and supported the governor in various fields.

After returning to MLIT as Counselor of Minister’s Secretariat in 2008, she was assigned as Director of International Policy Division, Policy Bureau in 2011. Since July 2012 Ms. Yamaguchi was on leave from MLIT and active as Senior Coordinator, Infrastructure Projects Business Unit, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. In July 2014, she has been back to MLIT as Vice Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency (JTA).

  • Vice-Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency

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