Masataka Okano

Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat of Japan

Mr. OKANO Masataka has served as Japan’s Deputy National Security Adviser since September 2022. He also serves as Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prior to the current assignment, Mr. OKANO served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy and Legal Adviser at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other previous assignments include Director for Russian Affairs, overseas postings in Washington, D.C., Beijing and Paris.

Mr. Okano received a B.A. in Law from the University of Tokyo and an international diploma in public administration from France’s École nationale d’Administration.