Officials
List of Officials

May 2, 2016
Japanese

Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KISHIDA, Fumio
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KIHARA, Seiji
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. MUTO, Yoji
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KIKAWADA, Hitoshi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. HAMACHI, Masakazu
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Ms. YAMADA, Miki
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. SAIKI, Akitaka
Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Takayoshi
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. SUGIYAMA, Shinsuke
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAGAMINE, Yasumasa
Ambassador in charge of Okinawan Affairs: Mr. MIZUKAMI, Masashi
Ambassador for Kansai Region: Mr. MIWA, Akira
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. SUZUKI, Toshiro
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. HANEDA, Koji
Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime: Mr. KAWADA, Tsukasa
Ambassador for Women, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs: Ms. SHIRAISHI, Kazuko
Ambassador for Japan-Russia Relations: Mr. HARADA, Chikahito

Minister's Secretariat

Deputy Vice-Minister: Mr. YAMAZAKI, Kazuyuki
Director-General for Inspection: Mr. INOMATA, Naoto
Assistant Vice-Minister: Mr. MASAKI, Yasushi
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. MIYAGAWA, Manabu
Assistant Vice-Minister (Parliamentary Affairs): Mr. MIKAMI, Masahiro
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister for Cyber Security and Information Technology Management (Crisis Management): Mr. MATSUNAGA, Kazuyoshi
Executive Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKAGOME, Masashi

Policy Evaluation and Administrative Review Division

Director: Ms. SUZUKI, Yoriko
ODA Evaluation Division Director: Mr. MURAOKA, Keiichi

Management and Coordination Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Keiichi
Deputy Chief, Okinawa Liaison Office: Mr. NAKANO, Daisuke
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMADA, Yoshiyuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MURAOKA, Keiichi

Crisis Management Coordination Division

Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Jun

Local Partnership Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TOKUNAGA, Hiroki

Information Safeguarding Division

Director: Mr. OTAKA, Junichiro

Co-ordination of Counter-Pandemic Influenza Measures

Director: Mr. MIYAGAWA, Manabu

Inspection Division

Director: Mr. NISHIUMI, Shigehiro

Diplomatic Record and Information Disclosure Division

Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Jun
Chief Archivist for Diplomatic Record: Mr. ISHIMOTO, Akihiko

Diplomatic Archives

Director: Mr. NAGASHIMA, Shinji

Library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief Librarian: Mr. ASAKO, Masaru

Personnel Division

Director: Mr. SHIKATA, Noriyuki
Special Coordinator: Mr. SAWADA, Hironori
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. TSURUTA,Takashi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KASHIWABARA, Yutaka
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. FUKUSHIMA, Isao

Information and Communications Division

Director: Mr. MATSUNAGA, Kazuyoshi
Principal Senior Coordinator for Information and Communication Systems: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Akihiro
Senior Coordinator for Information and Communications Security: Mr. Mr. FUJII, Kazutaka
Senior Coordinator for Technical Development: Mr. KAWAMOTO, Yukinori

Financial Affairs Division

Director: Mr. SHIMIZU, Fumio
Special Coordinator for Financial Affairs: Mr. SEKI, Ryoichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HANADA, Takahiro
Auditor, Financial Affairs Division: Mr. SATO, Masayuki
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs: Mr. SHIMIZU, Akira
Senior Coordinator for Procurement: Mr. ARAI, Tomoaki

Health and Welfare Division

Director: Mr. HARADA, Hideaki
Health Administrator for Overseas Personnel:

Overseas Establishments Division

Director: Mr. ISHIZUKI, Hideo
Director, Overseas Postings Support Division: Mr. SATO,Yasushi
Director, Security Division: Mr. MATSUI, Masato
Senior Coordinator for Building and Property Management: Mr. FUKUSHIMA, Masanori
Senior Coordinator for Administration of Local Employees: Mr. KOMATSU, Michihiko
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. HISAKURA, Masayuki
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. SUDO, Noboru
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. NAGANUMA, Kenji

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Chief of Protocol

Chief of Protocol (Ambassador): Mr. SHIMAZAKI, Kaoru

Protocol Office

Assistant Chief of Protocol / Director: Ms. ITO, Takako
Senior Protocol Coordinator: Mr. SUZUKI, Toru

Foreign Visit Division

Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO, Masayuki

Official Guests Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Masuo

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Secretariat for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Secretary-General for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (Ambassador): Mr. TAKIZAKI, Shigeki
Assistant Secretary-General for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Mr. MORI, Kazuya
Assistant Secretary-General for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Mr. MIZOBUCHI, Masashi
Assistant Secretary-General for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Mr. YOKOBAYASHI, Naoki
Assistant Secretary-General for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Ms. OKAGAKI, Satomi
Assistant Secretary-General for the Ise-Shima Summit and the Hiroshima Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Mr. KATO, Yota

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Press Secretary / Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy

Press Secretary / Director-General: Mr. KAWAMURA, Yasuhisa
Director-General for Cultural Affairs (Ambassador): Mr. SHIMOKAWA, Makita
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Press Secretary: Mr. OTAKA, Masato

Public Diplomacy Strategy Division

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke
Senior Coordinator: Ms. SHIKATA, Akiko

Domestic Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Yosuke

Internet Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. OHNO, Hideki

Office for Comment and Opinion

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke

Office for Strategic Communication Hub

Director: Mr. NAKAHARA, Naoto

Press Division

Director: Mr. MORIKAWA, Toru

Cultural Affairs and Overseas Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. OKABE, Daisuke

Friendship Ties Division

Director: Mr. ISHII, Takeshi

Multilateral Cultural Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Masashi

Exchange Programs Division

Director: Mr. SHINADA, Teruhiko

International Press Division

Assistant Press Secretary / Director: Ms. KANEKO, Mariko

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Foreign Policy Bureau

Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy / Director-General: Mr. AKIBA, Takeo
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. MIZUSHIMA, Koichi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. HASHIMOTO, Naofumi
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. IIJIMA, Toshiro

Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. ICHIKAWA, Keiichi
Principal Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. HAMAMOTO, Yukiya
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. IRIYA, Takayuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Naoki
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. TANAKA, Kazunari

Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. MASAMOTO, Kenichi

Division for Promotion of Emerging Countries Policy

Director: Mr. MASAMOTO, Kenichi

National Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. KITAGAWA, Katsuro

International Safety and Security Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO, Shingo

International Peace Cooperation Division

Director: Ms. SAKATA, Natsuko

Maritime Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. KATAYAMA, Yoshihiro

Space Policy Division

Director: Mr. SAITO, Atsushi

United Nations Planning and Administration Division

Director: Mr. MATSUDA, Kenichi

Recruitment Center for International Organizations

Chief: Mr. ABE, Satoshi

United Nations Policy Division

Director: Mr. ENDO, Kazuya

Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division

Director: Mr. NAKATA, Masahiro

Division for Implementation of Human Rights Treaties

Director: Mr. NAKATA, Masahiro

Gender Mainstreaming Division

Director: Ms.YOSHIDA, Aya

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Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department

Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. AIKAWA, Kazutoshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. NAKAMURA, Yoshitoshi

Arms Control and Disarmament Division

Director: Mr. MURAKAMI, Kenju

Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions Division

Director: Mr. ISOZAKI, Komei

Conventional Arms Division

Director: Mr. MURAKAMI, Kenju

Non-Proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Makoto
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi

International Science Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Noritsugu

International Nuclear Energy Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. USUI, Masato
Senior Coordinator: Ms. MORI, Makiko

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Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. ISHIKANE, Kimihiro
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TARUMI, Hideo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YAMADA, Shigeo

Regional Policy Division

Director: Mr. ANDO, Toshihide

Asia Youth Exchange Division

Director: Mr. ISHII, Takeshi

Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. KANAI, Masaaki
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. KITA, Ritsuo

Japan-Korea Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Sho

Japan-ROK National Exchange Division

Director: Mr. KITA, Ritsuo

First China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. ARIMA, Yutaka
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. NAKAHARA, Kuniyuki

Second China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. YOKOCHI, Akira

Oceania Division

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi

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Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department

Director-General: Mr. NASHIDA, Kazuya
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TARUMI, Hideo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SATO, Tatsuo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. USHIO, Shigeru
Deputy Director-General: Mr. IIJIMA, Toshiro

First Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO,Tetsuji

Second Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. MATSUO, Hirotaka
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Yoshihisa

Southwest Asia Division

Director: Mr. ARIYOSHI, Takashi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. TAGA, Masayuki

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North American Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. MORI, Takeo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YAMADA, Shigeo

First North America Division

Director: Mr. WADA, Yukihiro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAJI, Hideki

Second North America Division

Director: Mr. MIURA, Jun

North America Economic Coordination Division

Director: Mr. HIGUCHI, Keiichi

Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Division

Director: Mr. KUMAGAI, Naoki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YATSUKA, Satoru

Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division

Director: Mr. NOMURA, Kosei

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Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. TAKASE, Yasushi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. UYAMA, Tomochika

Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Division

Director: Mr. HASHIBA, Ken

Caribbean Division

Director: Mr. HASHIBA, Ken

South America Division

Director: Mr. HIKOTA, Naoki
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. KIMURA, Hajime

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European Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. HAYASHI, Hajime
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. AIKI, Toshihiro
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. MIYAGAWA, Manabu

European Policy Division

Director: Ms. KOBAYASHI, Maki

Asia-Europe Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. AMAMIYA, Yuji

Western Europe Division

Director: Mr. KITAMURA, Toshihiro

Secretariat of the 150th Anniversary of Friendship between Japan and Belgium

Secretary-General: Mr. HAYASHI, Hajime

Secretariat of the 150th Anniversary of Relationship between Japan and Italy

Secretary-General: Mr. HAYASHI, Hajime

Central and South Eastern Europe Division

Director: Mr. IKEGAMI, Masaki

Russian Division

Director: Mr. TOKUDA, Shuichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Masaki

Central Asia and Caucasus Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Seiichiro

Japan-Russia Economic Affairs Division

Senior Coordinator / Director: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Masaki

Japan-Russia Exchange Program Division

Director: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Masaki

Liaison Office for Hokkaido

Director: Mr. TOKUDA, Shuichi

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Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. UEMURA, Tsukasa
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OKADA, Seiji

First Middle East Division

Director: Mr. NANAZAWA, Jun
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MIKAMI, Yoichi

Second Middle East Division

Director: Mr. NISHINAGA, Tomofumi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MORIYASU,Katsumi

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African Affairs Department

Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. MARUYAMA, Norio
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OKADA, Seiji

First Africa Division

Director: Mr. KUWABARA, Atsushi

Second Africa Division

Director: Mr. NAKAGAWA, Shu
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MOCHIZUKI, Hisanobu

Secretariat for TICAD Ⅵ

Secretary-General: Mr. MARUYAMA, Norio

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Economic Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. KANASUGI, Kenji
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SATO, Tatsuo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TOYODA, Kingo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TAKIZAKI, Shigeki
Deputy Director-General: Mr. UYAMA, Tomochika
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MICHII, Rokuichiro

Economic Policy Division

Director: Mr. OTSURU, Tetsuya
Senior Coordinator: Mr. OTSUKA, Kengo
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MORI, Kazuya

Division for Promotion of Public-Private Partnership

Director: Mr. OTSURU, Tetsuya

International Economy Division

Director: Mr. KATAHIRA, Satoshi

European Union Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. MATSUI, Shinji

OECD Division

Director: Mr. KAWASE, Kazuhiro

International Trade Division

Director: Mr. MATANO, Motosada

Services Trade Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Yujiro

International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement Division

Director: Mr. SAITO, Koji

Intellectual Property Affairs Division

Director: Mr. KOYAMA, Takashi

Economic Partnership Division

Director: Mr. IWAMOTO, Keiichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Yoichi

Southeast Asia Economic Partnership Agreement Division

Director: Mr. KATSUKI, Kotaro

APEC Division

Director: Mr. MINAMI, Shinji

Economic Security Division

Director: Mr. MATSUBAYASHI, Kenichiro

Fishery Division

Director: Mr. HIRAYAMA, Tatsuo

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International Cooperation Bureau

Director-General: Mr. YAMADA, Takio
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TOYODA, Kingo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TAKEWAKA, Keizo
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. USHIO, Shigeru
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OKADA, Seiji

Aid Policy and Management Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kimitake
Senior Coordinator: Ms. SHIKATA, Akiko

Non-Governmental Organizations Cooperation Division

Director: Ms. SEKI, Izumi

Development Assistance Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. MIYASHITA, Tadayuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KOJIMA, Soichiro

Development Assistance Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Shigenobu

Development Administration Division

Director: Mr. KAWADA, Kazunori

Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division

Director: Mr. HIROTA, Tsukasa

First Country Assistance Planning Division

Director: Mr. HARA, Keiichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KOJIMA, Soichiro

Second Country Assistance Planning Division

Director: Mr. TANAKA, Hideharu

Third Country Assistance Planning Division

Director: Mr. IMAFUKU, Takao

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Director-General for Global Issues

Director-General (Ambassador):
Mr. AIBOSHI, Koichi

Global Issues Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. NISHIOKA, Tatsushi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HINOSHITA, Eiji
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NAGASAWA, Hiroyuki

Specialized Agencies Division

Director: Mr. KUROKI, Daisuke

Global Health Policy Division

Director: Mr. HINOSHITA, Eiji

Global Environment Division

Director: Mr. NISHIURA, Hiroyuki

Climate Change Division

Director: Mr. NAKANO, Junya
Senior Negotiator for Climate Change: Ms. YOSHIDA, Aya

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International Legal Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Ms. SAIKI, Naoko
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YOSHIDA, Tomoyuki

International Legal Affairs Division

Director: Mr. MIKANAGI, Tomohiro

International Judicial Proceedings Division

Director: Ms. KATO, Kikuko

Law of the Sea Division

Director: Mr. WATANABE, Shige
Counsel for Treaties Negotiation: Mr. NAGANUMA, Zentaro

Treaties Division

Director: Mr. MORI, Tadaatsu

Economic Treaties Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kazuhiko
Counsel for Treaties Negotiation: Mr. OSHIMA, Masaru

Social Treaties Division

Director: Mr. OKOCHI, Akihiro

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Consular Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. NOKE, Masaki
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIZUSHIMA, Koichi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIYAGAWA, Manabu

Consular Policy Division

Director: Mr. IIDA, Shinichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MATSUBARA, Hideo

Consular Service Division

Director: Mr. SOMEDA,Katsutoshi

Hague Convention Division

Director: Mr. MAGOSAKI, Kaoru

Consular Administrative Planning Division

Director: Mr. MATSUBARA, Hideo

Overseas Election Division

Director: Mr. NAKANE, Tsutomu

Center for Consular Services

Director: Mr. SOMEDA,Katsutoshi

Japanese Nationals Overseas Safety Division

Director: Mr. ISHIZE, Motoyuki
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. HOOKIDA, Osamu
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. KAWAUCHI, Toshio

Terrorism Prevention Division

Director: Mr. SAITA, Yukio

Passport Division

Director: Mr. ENDO, Akira

Foreign Nationals' Affairs Division

Director: Mr. OGAWA, Hidetoshi

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Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director-General: Mr. SUZUKI, Satoshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SHIMADA, Junji

First Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. MIYAZAWA, Yasutaka

Second Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. BESSHO, Kenichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HAMAGUCHI, Sosuke

Third Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. CHUJO, Kazuo
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Yuji
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. OKADA, Masaru

Fourth Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Daiji
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. YAGI, Masanori

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Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director-General: Mr. IZUMI, Hiroyasu
Deputy Director-General:  
Director of Operations: Ms. TAKEUCHI, Midori
Deputy Director of Operations: Ms. HOSHINO, Chieko
Chief Instruction Officer: Mr. KAWAZOE, Hitoshi
Chief Administrative Officer: Ms. ITO, Sadae