Shunji Yanai

Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

Shunji Yanai

Shunji Yanai

Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

Biography

Shunji Yanai

Director(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1961 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jul.1997 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Oct.1999 Ambassador to the United States of America
Jun.2003 Outside Director of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Apr.2004 Chuo University Graduate School of Law Professor
Oct.2005 Judges, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Jul.2007 Specially Appointed Professor, Waseda University
Jun.2010 Outside Director of Nifco Inc
Oct.2011 President, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Sep.2014 Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Current Position)
Feb.2015 Director, Proudfoot Japan Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Apr.2015 Asahi University Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law, Visiting Professor
Mar.2016 Director(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)

Reason for Election
Mr. Shunji Yanai has served as Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, an Ambassador to the United States of America., and the Judge of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, so he possesses profound knowledge of international affairs and viewpoint of diversity. Since he was appointed as an Outside Director of the Company, he has given appropriate opinions, suggestions, etc. actively at meetings of the board of directors.
In addition, he is independent of the management that executes business, and there is no risk of causing a conflict of interest with general shareholders. Accordingly, the Company reelected him as an Outside Director, hoping that his knowledge, experience, etc. will be utilized for supervision of business administration.

Overview
Career Highlights

Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

RelSci Relationships

186

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

01/1937

Age

84

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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Deputy Chief Director of Sales, President of Western Japan Office, Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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President & Representative Director at JP Lease Products & Services Co. Ltd.

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Director & General Manager-Administration at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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Former Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director & General Manager, Administration at IREP Co., Ltd.

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Corporate Auditor at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Nifco, Inc.

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Shunji Yanai
Director at Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.
Education
Graduate Degree
Class of 1961

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. To learn more about the University of Tokyo, please visit the pages below.

Career History
Administrative Vice Minister
1961 - 2002

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a cabinet-level ministry of the Japanese government responsible for the country's foreign relations. The ministry was established by the second term of the third article of the National Government Organization Act, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Establishment Act. According to the law, its chief is a member of the cabinet, and its mission is to aim at improvement of the profits of Japan and Japanese nationals, while contributing to maintenance of peaceful and safe international society, and, through an active and eager measure, both to implement good international environment and to keep and develop harmonic foreign relationships.

Professor
2002 - Prior

Chuo University is a Tokyo-based school that offers fulfilling education opportunities.

Director
Current

Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. operates as a holding company which engages in the provision of financial solutions and media-related services. It operates through the following segments: Financial Solutions, Media Business, and Others. The Financial Solutions segment handles operating lease, environment energy, and Parts Out and Conversion businesses. The Media Business segment deals with newspaper, publishing, and advertising businesses. The Others segment includes the M&A advisory, insurance, and private equity businesses. The company was founded by Naoto Shiraiwa in September 2006 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Proudfoot Japan Ltd is a Japanese private company that provides management consulting services.

Non-Executive Director
2010 - 2014

Nifco, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial plastic products and components. It operates through the following segments: Industrial Plastic Parts and Components, Bedding and Furniture, and Others. The Industrial Plastic Parts and Components segment includes industrial plastic fasteners and plastic precision molding parts. The Bedding and Furniture segment covers different beds and reclining chairs. The Others segment handles the purchase of trade accounts receivables and outsourcing services for various businesses. The company was founded by Toshiaki Ogasawara on February 13, 1967 and is headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan.

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