Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa is the International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
Ms Asada-Miyakawa began her role as the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for the ILO Office for Asia and the Pacific on 1 August 2020. Prior to this appointment, she represented the Japanese Government at the ILO Governing Body as part of her two-year role of Assistant Minister for International Labour Affairs within the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Between 2014 and 2018, Ms Asada-Miyakawa worked for the Urban Renaissance Agency, reaching the post of Vice-President of this agency responsible for housing in Japan. She also served as the Chair of G20 Employment Working Group under Japanese G20 Presidency in 2019. She was also Deputy Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society at her country’s Cabinet Office, as well as Director General of the Shizuoka Labour Bureau within the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Shizuoka.
From 2010 to 2011 she was Deputy Assistant Minister for International Affairs, after having worked the year prior to that as Deputy Assistant Minister for International Policy Coordination, both roles within the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. She holds a Masters degree from John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.