Family Name: Nakagawa
Given Name: Makoto
Institution: Cabinet Office
Role: Secretary-General of the Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion
Profile: Nakagawa is playing a critical role in the design of the specific policies that will govern the forthcoming casino gambling industry in Japan. Originally he did so as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion, but in April 2019 he was promoted to the post of Secretary-General.
The Japan IR Association (JIRA) held its third event within the Diet Building complex on June 19, this time focusing on the role of entertainment within Japan’s anticipated IR industry.
Makoto Nakagawa, deputy-secretary general of the Abe Cabinet’s Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion—an elite bureaucrat and arguably the single-most influential individual at this juncture when it comes to designing specific policies related to the establishment of Japan’s IR industry—remained for the entire three hours of an event in Tokyo on Thursday that discussed public policymaking regarding anti-gambling addiction countermeasures in Canada.