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Ken Chikada

Chief Representative at Bank of Japan (BoJ)

Kuninori Matsuda, Consul-General and Ambassador, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong
Education:
Graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Career:
1982: Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1998: First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Russia 1999: Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Russia 2001: Director, Overseas Public Relations Division 2003: Senior Fellow/Director of Research Coordination, The Japan Institute of International Affairs 2004: Director, Russian Division 2007: Minister, Embassy of Japan in Israel 2010: Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit 2013: Deputy Director General, National Institute of Public Administration, National Personnel Authority of Japan 2015-Present: Consul General (Ambassador), Consulate-General of Japan in Hong-Kong

Ken Chikada is Chief Representative in Hong Kong for the Bank of Japan since June 2015.  His office is responsible for collecting on-the-ground information about Asian economies as well as liaising with national authorities and Japanese firms and institutions operating in the region.
He joined the Bank in 1994 and assumed pivotal managerial positions in Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department, Financial Markets Department, and Secretariat of the Policy Board.
Outside the BoJ, he also worked for the International Monetary Fund as Senior Economist from 2010 to 2013, and was a regular contributor to its flagship publication, Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR).  His contributions can be seen every issue of GFSR from September 2011 to April 2013.
Mr. Chikada received his MA in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

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Kuninori Matsuda

Consul-General and Ambassador at Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong

Kuninori Matsuda, Consul-General and Ambassador, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong
Education:
Graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Career:
1982: Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1998: First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Russia 1999: Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Russia 2001: Director, Overseas Public Relations Division 2003: Senior Fellow/Director of Research Coordination, The Japan Institute of International Affairs 2004: Director, Russian Division 2007: Minister, Embassy of Japan in Israel 2010: Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit 2013: Deputy Director General, National Institute of Public Administration, National Personnel Authority of Japan 2015-Present: Consul General (Ambassador), Consulate-General of Japan in Hong-Kong

Ken Chikada is Chief Representative in Hong Kong for the Bank of Japan since June 2015.  His office is responsible for collecting on-the-ground information about Asian economies as well as liaising with national authorities and Japanese firms and institutions operating in the region.
He joined the Bank in 1994 and assumed pivotal managerial positions in Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department, Financial Markets Department, and Secretariat of the Policy Board.
Outside the BoJ, he also worked for the International Monetary Fund as Senior Economist from 2010 to 2013, and was a regular contributor to its flagship publication, Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR).  His contributions can be seen every issue of GFSR from September 2011 to April 2013.
Mr. Chikada received his MA in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.