SpecialityMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Deputy Director
Waka Itagaki is a public policy professional with extensive experience in emerging technologies, digital transformation of government, social innovation, and healthcare innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, as well as a Master of Public Policy from the University of Tokyo. Currently, Waka serves as the Deputy Director of the Web3.0 Policy Office at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan. Her main focus is on improving the Web3.0 business-friendly environment in Japan, which includes areas such as tax reform, regulatory environment, accounting issues, and human talent development. She is passionate about accelerating innovative and socially and economically impactful projects in Web3.0 and aims to position Japan as a global hub for this technology.