Professor, Urban Policy Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Professor Tsuyoshi Kurokawa is currently a Professor at the National Institute for Policy Studies. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a BA in Law before going on to complete his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Michigan, with a spell working at the Joined Ministry of Construction in between. His Masters thesis was entitled 'The effect of the increased productivity of the roads in Japan.'
Professor Kurokawa went on to work as a Director of the Industrial Location Division in the Niigata prefectural Government, before being seconded to the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC, where he was First Secretary in the Economic Section. In 2006 he was appointed Director of the Cabinet Secretariat Office for Administrative Reform, where he was in charge of the reform of the public officer personnel system. He was then made Director of the Division for Local Affairs, and later Director for Policy Planning in the Policy Bureau. He took up his current position at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in 2010.