Masanori Nishi

Former Vice Minister of Defense


Mr. Nishi retired as the Vice Minister of Defense in October 2015. After that, he served the Ministry of Defense as a Political Advisor until December 2016.

Mr. Nishi joined the Defense Agency as an officer in April 1978. During his long career as a bureaucrat, he was seconded to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Office.

Mr. Nishi received his Bachelor of Laws at Tokyo University. He has a Master’s Degree from Trinity College, Oxford University.