Executive Director – Japan Bioindustry Association
Prof. Yoshiaki Tsukamoto is the Executive Director of Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA). After joining Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 1979, he has been working for many years in the Bio-Industry field. After MITI became METI (Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry), he was appointed as directors for Bio-Industry Division (2001), Regional Technology Division (2002), Business Environment Promotion Division and Industrial Cluster project office (2004). After his carrier as Director-General for the METI’s Shikoku Bureau (2005), he joined the JBA in 2007. He is a graduate of Nagoya University and has been a Professor at the Frontier Collaborative Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) is a non-profit organization established in 1987. The organization is planning for sound development in bioscience-related industries and is dedicated to solving problems on a global scale through advances in bioscience. JBA is contributing to society in various areas from the development of advanced technology to the development of industry. Japanese bioindustries have developed with a base in the traditional fermentation industry. However in recent years advances in biotechnology have been made in various fields and this in turn has had an impact on numerous corporations.