G7 Hiroshima Summit: What to Watch, What to ExpectVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo
With the successful completion of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Karuizawa, all eyes are on the upcoming G7 Summit to be held in Hiroshima, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s hometown. Recently chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and with approval ratings rising, how will PM Kishida pursue his foreign policy agenda, “Realism Diplomacy for a New Era,” as well as establish international cooperation on the concept “New Form of Capitalism” during the summit stage?
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Noriyuki “Nori” Shikata, Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan, for a timely discussion about Prime Minister Kishida’s goals and aspirations in the Summit meeting.
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Noriyuki “Nori” Shikata
Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan
Noriyuki “Nori” SHIKATA was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs under Prime Minister Fumio KISHIDA in October 2021.
Most recently, he was Assistant Minister/Director General, Economic Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) (2020-21).
His other prior positions include: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China (2017-19); Deputy Director General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, MOFA(2016-17); Political Minister, Embassy of Japan in the U.K.(2012-14); Director of Global Communications, Prime Minister’s Office(2010-12), Director of respectively, Economic Treaties, Second North America (Japan-U.S. economic issues), International Press, and Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Divisions.
He has also been a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Law/Public Policy (Japan’s diplomacy), and Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University. He holds a B.A. in Law from Kyoto University and Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
He is a winner of the Gold Standard Award for Political Communications 2011. His Twitter handle is: @norishikata.