Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
TANIGUCHI, Tomohiko, as Councillor, Cabinet Secretariat, 2013-14, and as Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Shinzo Abe since April 2014, has been involved in PM Abe's strategic communications. He is also Professor, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management, reading international relations. After spending 20 years with Nikkei Business, Japan's foremost business magazine, Mr. Taniguchi joined the Foreign Ministry in 2005 as Deputy Press Secretary. Until he left the ministry three years later he wrote policy speeches for Foreign Ministers and Prime Ministers. While at the magazine he spent a spell in London, 1997-2000, as the magazine's first European correspondent. In 1999 the Foreign Press Association in London elected him President, the first from Asia. Mr. Taniguchi has spent sabbaticals at Princeton University as Fulbright Visiting Fellow, at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, and at the Brookings Institution as CNAPS Fellow. LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, he has authored or coauthored more than 10 books on modern history and political economy.