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Teruko Wada

Ms. WADA Teruko is responsible for international affairs at Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), including trade and investment policy, economic relationship with the United States, Europe, and other developed economies, and economic security issues. She also interacts with other business associations at various policy fora including the B7, B20, and Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, among others.

She has engaged in public policy advocacy throughout her career, including business legislation (competition policy, corporate governance, consumer protection, taxation, etc.) since joining the Keidanren secretariat in 1995.

She holds degrees from Waseda University (BA in Law), University of Tokyo (LLM), and Georgetown University (LLM with distinction/Fulbright scholarship).

She has been an avid volunteer for Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, serving as World Board member for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) from 2011 to 2017. She is also currently serving her 3rd term as the National Commissioner and the Chair of the Board for Girl Scouts of Japan (2009-11, 2019-present).