Yuta Higuchi is currently a second-year graduate student at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He is doing his master degree in Public Policy. His research area is environmental policy, especially related to climate change. His studies include Statistics, Economics as a basement for his research and his future career.
Higuchi joined the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan in 2013 and most recently he subsequently served as a section chief for Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau from 2015 to 2017. He launched ‘Cool Choice Promotion Team’ (Jun 2016) headed by the Minister of the Environment to advance the national campaign for global warming countermeasures, and gained support to promote the campaign from more than 100 companies. Prior to the position, he was a section chief on International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau for three months. Before assigning the position, he spent a year as a legal officer for General Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat.
Higuchi received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Keio University in Japan in 2013.