Makoto Shishido is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2022-23 and 2023-24. Shishido served various positions at the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MoF), Cabinet Secretariat and Cabinet Office (CAO) and assumed several tasks related to Japanese economic policy during his career. Before joining Shorenstein APARC, Shishido served as the Deputy Director for Basic Principles on Fiscal management at CAO since 2021 where he was responsible for "Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform". Prior to that, Shishido was a Section Chief of Growth Strategy, Council Bureau at Cabinet Secretariat from 2020 to 2021. He worked on economic growth strategy of Japanese government and dealt with many questions from Diet members for "Go To Campaign", which is one of the demand stimulation measures for industry affected by COVID-19. Shishido earned his Bachelor of Law from Kyoto University in 2012 and his Master of Public Policy from Kyoto University in 2015.