Sakamaki, Masaaki

Tokyo, Director, Computer Communications Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


Mr. Sakamaki is currently Director of Computer Communications Division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan.  He directs planning and implementation of Internet and IP infrastructure policy as well as enforcing ISP related measures.  He also leads R & D projects on IPv6, security, and IP network development. For over twenty years of government service, he has been engaged in communications, IT and postal policy fields. Previously, he has held the post of: Private Secretary to the Minister of Post and Telecommunications at the time of policy decision for telecommunications industry reorganization and broadcasting digital conversion; Director of Information and Communications Policy Division; Director of Mobile Satellite Communications Division; Director of International Project Promotion Office, etc. His diplomatic assignments include three years in Washington, D.C. from 1999, where he was Counsellor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Japan and represented in the issues of telecommunications, broadcasting, IT and the trade negotiations. He received a master’s degree in public administration in 1986 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.