Fujii - Ko

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Ko Fujii is Google’s Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Japan.  He oversees all of Google’s public policy issues in Japan including privacy, security, copyright, and child protection.  Prior to joining Google in 2010, Ko was a public relations consultant at Fleishman-Hillard Japan, focusing on public affairs and government relations for the ICT industry.  He also specialized in crisis management.  Ko originally started his career with the Japanese government in 1999, where he joined Science and Technology Agency (STA), which later became the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).  At STA and MEXT he was mainly in charge of international science and technology policy such as establishing R&D cooperation frameworks with developed and developing countries, including nuclear R&D schemes.  At MEXT’s Agency of Cultural Affairs, he was in charge of international copyright policy, where he negotiated Economic Partnership Agreements and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) issues.  Ko graduated from the University of Tokyo with a bachelor’s degree in Laws, and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellog School of Management. He is a member of the Internet Economy Task Force of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), and Vice Chairman of Japan’s Internet Content Safety Association (ICSA).