Director of International Affairs Division, of the Secretariat of Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) since July 2013, Mr. Suwazono previously served as a Director of Cabinet Office from 2010 to 2013. His position included drafting the New Growth Strategy, so-called "Abenomics", particularly in terms of education and workforce innovation for next generation.
Mr. Suwazono was a professor of the School of Law at Tohoku University from 2009 to 2010 teaching competition law and consumer protection law. Before that, he held several director positions at JFTC and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from 2002 to 2010. Among of those positions, Mr. Suwazono was Director of the Planning Office of JFTC from 2003 to 2005, where he was in charge of drafting amendments to the Antimonopoly Act to introduce the Leniency Program, the Criminal Investigation Procedure and the New Hearing System to the Antimonopoly Act. In addition, from 2005 to 2007, he was in charge of drafting amendments to the Specified Commercial Transaction Act to introduce opt-in programmes and criminal sanctions for the prevention of spam mail and fraudulent internet advertisement. Prior to joining JFTC, he worked on international financial issues at Bank of Japan, the central bank of Japan.
Mr. Suwazono received his MA from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Administered with the Cooperation of Harvard University, Tufts University and his BA (economics) from Keio University.