Yojiro Uchino

Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme


Yojiro Uchino was director of the defence budget at the Ministry of Finance in Japan from 2016 to 2019, working on budgets for the country's National Defense Program Guidelines and also its Mid-Term Defense Program.

During his fellowship, Yojiro will be undertaking research on the relationship between national security and fiscal positions, as well as the balance between free trade and national security.

Yojiro Uchino is based at Chatham House until July 2021, hosted by the Global Economy and Finance programme.

Past experience


Director, Allowance Control and Mutual Assistance Insurance Division


Director, Inter-Division Affairs of Budget


Director, Government Shareholding Office (where he planned simultaneous IPO of Japan Post, the holding company, and its subsidiaries Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance)


Admitted to the Bar in New York State Supreme Court


LLM, University of Michigan Law School


BA Law, University of Tokyo