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List of Senior Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

April 14, 2014
Japanese

Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KISHIDA, Fumio
Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. MITSUYA, Norio
Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KISHI, Nobuo
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. MAKINO, Takao
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. ISHIHARA, Hirotaka
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KIHARA, Seiji
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. TAKATA, Toshihisa
Ambassador for Kansai Region: Mr. MIWA, Akira
Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs and Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime: Mr. KUNIKATA, Toshio

Minister's Secretariat

Deputy Vice-Minister: Mr. KOSHIKAWA, Kazuhiko
Director-General for Inspection: Mr. OTA, Makoto
Assistant Vice-Minister: Mr. HIKIHARA, Takeshi
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. YAMADA, Takio
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. KONO, Akira
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Parliamentary Affairs): Mr. OGASAWARA, Ichiro
Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKAGOME, Masashi

Policy Evaluation and Administrative Review Division

Director: Mr. HOSONO, Shinichi
ODA Evaluation Division Director: Mr. OGAI, Takayuki

Management and Coordination Division

Director: Mr. TARUMI, Hideo
Deputy Chief, Okinawa Liaison Office: Mr. MATSUDA, Kenichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Daiji
Senior Coordinator: Mr. OGAI, Takayuki

Crisis Management Coordination Division

Director: Ms. SUZUKI, Yoriko

Local Partnership Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. YOSHII, Masanobu

Co-ordination of Counter-Pandemic Influenza Measures

Director: Mr. KONO, Akira

Inspection Division

Director: Mr. YOKOCHI, Akira

Diplomatic Record and Information Disclosure Division

Director: Ms. SUZUKI, Yoriko
Chief Archivist for Diplomatic Record: Mr. HIROOKA, Tokimasa

Security Division

Director: Mr. TOYAMA, Shigeru

Diplomatic Archives

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Shuhei

Library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief Librarian: Mr. ICHIKAWA, Hidenori

Personnel Division

Director: Mr. TAKIZAKI, Shigeki
Special Coordinator: Mr. ITO, Makoto
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. AMAMIYA, Takanori
Senior Coordinator: Mr. ARIYOSHI, Takashi
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. SAWADA, Hironori
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki

Information and Communications Division

Director: Mr. OMURA, Shutaro
Senior Coordinator for Technical Development: Mr. OHNO, Hideki
Senior Coordinator for Communication Systems: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Akihiro
Senior Coordinator for Information and Communications Security: Mr. MURANO, Hisatoshi
Senior Coordinator for Technical Development: Mr. MANO, Naoji

Financial Affairs Division

Director: Mr. HONSEI, Kozo
Senior Coordinator Mr. MIYAKE, Fumito
Special Coordinator for Financial Affairs: Mr. YANO, Jun
Auditor, Financial Affairs Division: Mr. TSUTA, Hideyuki
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs: Mr. SEKI, Ryoichi
Senior Coordinator for Procurement: Mr. NAOE, Osamu

Health and Welfare Division

Director: Mr. KAWABATA, Ichiro
Health Administrator for Overseas Personnel: Mr. KURASHIMA, Yoshiyuki

Overseas Establishments Division

Director: Mr. SHIMIZU, Fumio
Director, Overseas Postings Support Division: Mr. IWASAKI, Atsushi
Senior Coordinator for Building and Property Management: Mr. FUKUSHIMA, Masanori
Senior Coordinator for Administration of Local Employees: Mr. HASAMA, Hisanobu
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. SHIMIZU, Akira

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Chief of Protocol

Chief of Protocol (Ambassador): Mr. HIROKI, Shigeyuki
Principal Deputy Chief of Protocol: Mr. FURUYA, Tokuro

Protocol Office

Deputy Chief of Protocol: Ms. SEKI, Izumi

Foreign Visit Division

Deputy Chief of Protocol/Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO, Masayuki

Official Guests Division

Deputy Chief of Protocol/Director: Mr. AOKI, Shinya

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Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy

Press Secretary/Director-General: Ms. SATO, Kuni
Director-General for Cultural Affairs: Ms. SAIKI, Naoko
Deputy Press Secretary /Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIZUSHIMA, Koichi

Public Diplomacy Strategy Division

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke
Senior Coordinator: Ms. FUKUSHIMA, Kayoko

Domestic Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. YAMASHITA, Yasunori

Internet Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke

Office for Comment and Opinion

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke

Press Division

Director: Mr. ISHIZUKI, Hideo

Cultural Affairs and Overseas Public Relations Division

Director: Ms. TAKADA, Mari

Multilateral Cultural Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. KASAI, Tatsuhiko

Exchange Programs Division

Director: Mr. URABAYASHI, Shinji

International Press Division

Assistant Press Secretary / Director: Mr. SATO, Masaru

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Foreign Policy Bureau

Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy/Director-General: Mr. HIRAMATSU, Kenji
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. SHIMMI, Jun
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. YAMADA, Takio

Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. OKANO, Masataka
Principal Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. WADA, Yukihiro
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. FUJIMOTO, Kentaro
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. MIZOBUCHI, Masashi

Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi
Senior Coordinator: Ms. SUGITA, Akiko

Division for Promotion of Emerging Countries Policy

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi

National Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. KANO, Takehiro

International Safety and Security Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. KAWAKAMI, Fumihiro

International Peace Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Nobuharu

Maritime Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. KATAYAMA, Yoshihiro

Space Policy Division

Director: Mr. KANO, Takehiro

United Nations Planning and Administration Division

Director: Mr. SEKIGUCHI, Noboru

Recruitment Center for International Organizations

Chief: Mr. SATO, Masatoshi

United Nations Policy Division

Director: Mr. ARIMA, Yutaka
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SATO, Masatoshi

Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division

Director: Mr. YAMANAKA, Osamu

Division for Implementation of Human Rights Treaties

Director: Mr. YAMANAKA, Osamu

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Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department

Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. KITANO, Mitsuru
Deputy Director-General: Mr. HIROSE, Yukinari

Arms Control and Disarmament Division

Director: Mr. NOGUCHI, Yasushi

Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions Division

Director: Mr. MIYAHARA, Kenji

Conventional Arms Division

Director: Mr. NOGUCHI, Yasushi

Non-Proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division

Director: Mr. HATORI, Takashi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NAGANUMA, Zentaro

International Science Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Yoshiaki

International Nuclear Energy Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. BESSHO, Kenichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr.FUKUSHIMA, Isao

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Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. IHARA, Junichi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. AKIBA, Takeo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. KANASUGI, Kenji
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SHIMOKAWA, Makita

Regional Policy Division

Director: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Yasushi

Asia Youth Exchange Division

Director: Mr. KAWAUE, Junichi

Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Keiichi

Japan-Korea Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. MARUYAMA, Kohei

Japan-ROK National Exchange Division

Director:

First China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. UENO, Atsushi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. KAWATA, Tsutomu
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Morio

Second China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. SHIMADA, Takehiro

Oceania Division

Director: Mr. KODAMA, Yoshinori

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Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department

Director-General: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Kazuhide
Deputy Director-General: Mr. GOTO, kenji
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YANAGI, Hidenao
Deputy Director-General: Mr. KANASUGI, Kenji
Deputy Director-General: Mr. WADA, Mitsuhiro
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SHIMOKAWA, Makita
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YAMADA, Takio

First Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. IWAMOTO, Keiichi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. KUROKI, Daisuke

Second Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. KUMAGAI, Naoki
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. KATO, Yoshiharu

Southwest Asia Division

Director: Mr. MATSUDA, Makoto

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North American Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. TOMITA, Koji
Deputy Director-General: Mr. AKIBA, Takeo

First North America Division

Director: Mr. SONE, Kenko

Second North America Division

Director: Mr. OTSURU, Tetsuya
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HAYASHI, Makoto

Japan-U.S. Economic Coordination Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Makoto

Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Division

Director: Mr. KOBE, Yasuhiro
Senior Coordinator for Japan-U.S. Security Affairs: Mr. IMAFUKU, Takao

Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kimitake

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Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau

Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. YAMADA, Akira
Deputy Director-General: Mr. AIKAWA, Kazutoshi

Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Division

Director: Ms. KOBAYASHI, Maki
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. IMAI, Yasushi

Caribbean Division

Director: Ms. KOBAYASHI, Maki

South America Division

Director: Mr. SHIMIZU, Toru

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European Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. KOZUKI, Toyohisa
Deputy Director-General: Mr. HASEGAWA, Koichi
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. MARUYAMA, Norio

European Policy Division

Director: Mr. HARA, Keiichi

Asia-Europe Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. HARA, Keiichi

Western Europe Division

Director: Mr. KITAGAWA, Katsuro

Central and South Eastern Europe Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Ryo
Secretariat of the 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relation between Japan and Switzerland Secretary-General: Mr. KOZUKI, Toyohisa

Russian Division

Director: Mr. UYAMA, Hideki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Masaki

Central Asia and Caucasus Division

Director: Mr. NANAZAWA, Jun

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. UYAMA, Hideki

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Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. UEMURA, Tsukasa
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OKA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. KONO, Akira
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi

First Middle East Division

Director: Mr. MUKAI, Kenichiro
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MIKAMI, Yoichi

Second Middle East Division

Director: Mr. KANAI, Masaaki
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. OKUBO, Takeshi

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African Affairs Department

Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. OKAMURA, Yoshifumi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OKA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. KONO, Akira

First Africa Division

Director: Mr. HORIUCHI, Toshihiko

Second Africa Division

Director: Mr. NAKAGAWA, Shu
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. HARADA, Hideaki

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Economic Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. KATAKAMI, Keiichi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. GOTO, Kenji
Deputy Director-General(Ambassador): Mr. MORI, Takeo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MASAKI, Yasushi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. AIKAWA, Kazutoshi

Economic Policy Division

Director: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. OKOCHI, Akihiro

Division for International Promotion of Infrastracture Systems

Director: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi

International Investment Division

Director: Mr. KUWANA, Ryosuke

Business Support Division

Director: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi

International Economy Division

Director: Mr. NAGAI, Katsuro

European Union Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. TAKANO, Shuichi

OECD Division

Director: Mr. YOKOTA, Keiichi

International Trade Division

Director: Mr. KUWANA, Ryosuke
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HIKOTA, Naoki

Services Trade Division

Director: Mr. MATANO, Motosada

WTO Dispute Settlement Division

Director: Mr. SAITO, Koji

Intellectual Property Affairs Division

Director: Mr. HIKOTA, Naoki

Economic Partnership Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Teiji
Senior Coordinator: Mr. OKABE, Daisuke
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SUZUKI, Yasuhisa

Southeast Asia Economic Partnership Agreement Division

Director: Mr. MANABE, Takashi

APEC Division

Director: Mr. MYOCHIN, Mitsuru

Economic Security Division

Director: Mr. UCHIKAWA, Akihiko

Fishery Division

Director: Mr. HIRAYAMA, Tatsuo

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International Cooperation Bureau

Director-General: Mr. ISHIKANE, Kimihiro
Deputy Director-General: Mr. FUKUSHIMA, Akira
Deputy Director-General: Mr. WADA, Mitsuhiro
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi

Aid Policy and Management Division

Director: Mr. TAKASUGI, Masahiro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. ARAKI, Kaname

Non-Governmental Organizations Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. EHARA, Norio

Development Assistance Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. TOKUDA, Shuichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SHINADA, Teruhiko
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KOJIMA, Soichiro

Development Assistance Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. CHOTOKU, Hideaki

Development Administration Division

Director: Mr. KAWADA, Kazunori

Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division

Director: Mr. ITO, Takeshi

First Country Assistance Planning Division

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

Second Country Assistance Planning Division

Director: Mr. HANAJIRI, Takashi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NUMATA, Yukio

Afghanistan Assistance Planning Division

Director: Mr. OKUBO, Takeshi

Third Country Assistance Planning Division

Director: Mr. NISHINAGA, Tomofumi

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Director-General for Global Issues

Director-General (Ambassador):
Mr. KAGAWA, Takehiro
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MINAMI, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi

Global Issues Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. IIDA, Shinichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAYA, Hiroyuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KARIMATA, Atsushi

Specialized Agencies Division

Director: Mr. HASHIBA, Ken

Global Health Policy Division

Director: Mr. YAMAYA, Hiroyuki

Global Environment Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Kazuhiro

Climate Change Division

Director: Mr. TAMURA, Masami

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International Legal Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. ISHII, Masafumi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YAMAGAMI, Shingo

International Legal Affairs Division

Director: Mr. MIKANAGI, Tomohiro
Acting Counsel for International Legal Affairs: Mr. AOYAMA, Takero

Ocean Division

Director: Mr. AMAMIYA, Yuji

ICJ Whaling Case Office

Director: Mr. AOYAMA, Takero

Treaties Division

Director: Mr. AKAHORI, Takeshi

Economic Treaties Division

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

Social Treaties Division

Director: Mr. NAKATA, Masahiro

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Consular Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Ms. MIYOSHI, Mari
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SHIMMI, Jun
Deputy Director-General: Mr. KONO, Akira

Consular Policy Division

Director: Mr. TAJIMA, Hiroshi

Consular Service Division

Director: Mr. HIRAKAWA, Shigeyuki

Hague Convention Division

Director: Mr. NISHIOKA, Tatsushi

Consular Administrative Planning Division

Director: Mr. HOOKIDA, Osamu

Overseas Election Division

Director: Mr. NAKANE Tsutomu

Center for Consular Services

Director: Mr. HIRAKAWA, Shigeyuki

Japanese Nationals Overseas Safety Division

Director: Mr. HIRAMATSU, Takeshi
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. ISHII, Takeshi

Terrorism Prevention Division

Director: Mr. WATANABE, Shige

Passport Division

Director: Mr. ANDO, Yoshio

Foreign Nationals' Affairs Division

Director: Mr. OGAWA, Hidetoshi

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Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director-General: Mr. MATSUTOMI, Shigeo

First Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. OSUMI, Yo

Second Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. MIYAZAWA, Yasutaka
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NAKANISHI, Ryoji
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. YAMASAKI, Yusuke

Third Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. HAMADA, Takashi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Yuji
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. IGAWAHARA, Masaru

Fourth Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. IKEGAMI, Masaki

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Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director-General: Mr. TANIZAKI, Yasuaki
Deputy Director-General:  
Director of Operations: Mr. KAMEDA, Kazuaki
Deputy Director of Operations: Mr. KIKUCHI, Minoru
Deputy Director of Operations: Ms. HOSHINO, Chieko
Chief Instruction Officer: Mr. KAWAZOE, Hitoshi
Chief Administrative Officer: Ms. ITO, Sadae