Officials
List of Officials

December 10, 2014
Japanese

Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KISHIDA, Fumio
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKAYAMA, Yasuhide
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KIUCHI, Minoru
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. SONOURA, Kentaro
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKANE, Kazuyuki
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. UTO, Takashi
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 the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reducation and Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs: Mr. SUGANUMA, Kenichi
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. SUZUKI, Toshiro
Ambassador in charge of Cultural Exchange: Mr. SATO, Hideo
Ambassador in charge of RECs, Peace and Security in Africa: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Hiroyasu
Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime: Mr. KAWADA, Tsukasa
Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Mr. ASHIKI, Takashi

Minister's Secretariat

Deputy Vice-Minister: Mr. KOZUKI, Toyohisa
Director-General for Inspection: Mr. OTA, Makoto
Assistant Vice-Minister: Mr. MASAKI, Yasushi
Assistant Vice-Minister (Parliamentary Affairs): Mr. OKADA, Takashi
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. SUZUKI, Satoshi
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister: Mr. OKANIWA, Ken
Executive Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKAGOME, Masashi

Policy Evaluation and Administrative Review Division

Director: Mr. TARUMI, Hideo
ODA Evaluation Division Director: Mr. OGAI, Takayuki

Management and Coordination Division

Director: Mr. TARUMI, Hideo
Deputy Chief, Okinawa Liaison Office: Mr. NAKANO, Daisuke
Senior Coordinator: Mr. OGAI, Takayuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMADA, Yoshiyuki

Crisis Management Coordination Division

Director: Ms. SUZUKI, Yoriko

Local Partnership Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. YOSHII, Masanobu

Intelligence Security Division

Director: Mr. OTAKA, Junichiro

Co-ordination of Counter-Pandemic Influenza Measures

Director: Mr. SUZUKI, Satoshi

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. MATSUI, Masato

Diplomatic Archives

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Shuhei

Library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief Librarian: Mr. ICHIKAWA, Hidenori

Personnel Division

Director: Mr. SHIKATA, Noriyuki
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
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. MORIYASU, Katsumi
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. YAMAZAKI, Jun
Principal Deputy Chief of Protocol: Mr. MARUYAMA, Kohei

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: Mr. SHIMMI, Jun
Deputy Press Secretary: Mr. OKANIWA, Ken
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. KOBAYASHI, Yosuke

Internet Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke

Office for Comment and Opinion

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke

Office for Strategic Communication Hub

Director: Mr. KISHIMORI, Hajime

Press Division

Director: Mr. MORIKAWA, Toru

Cultural Affairs and Overseas Public Relations Division

Director: Ms. TAKADA, Mari

Friendship Ties Division

Director: Mr. KAWAUE, Junichi

Multilateral Cultural Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Masashi

Exchange Programs Division

Director: Mr. URABAYASHI, Shinji

International Press Division

Assistant Press Secretary / Director: Ms. ITO, Takako

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Foreign Policy Bureau

Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy/Director-General: Mr. HIRAMATSU, Kenji
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. YAMAGAMI, Shingo
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. KONO, Akira

Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. OKANO, Masataka
Principal Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. HAMAMOTO, Yukiya
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. YOSHITAKE, Shogo
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. TANAKA, Kazunari

Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi

Division for Promotion of Emerging Countries Policy

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi

National Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. KITAGAWA, Katsuro

International Safety and Security Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. OKOCHI, Akihiro

International Peace Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Nobuharu

Maritime Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. KATAYAMA, Yoshihiro

Space Policy Division

Director: Mr. IMAFUKU, Takao

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. ARIMA, Yutaka

Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division

Director: Mr. YAMANAKA, Osamu
Counsel for Treaties Negotiation: Ms. MATSUKAWA, Rui

Division for Implementation of Human Rights Treaties

Director: Mr. YAMANAKA, Osamu

Gender Mainstreaming Division

Director: Ms. MATSUKAWA, Rui

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Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department

Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. HIKIHARA, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. NAKAMURA, Yoshitoshi

Arms Control and Disarmament Division

Director: Mr. NOGUCHI, Yasushi

Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions Division

Director: Mr. ABE, Masaoki

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, Noritsugu

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. SHIMOKAWA, Makita
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TAKIZAKI, Shigeki
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SUZUKI, Hideo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIKAMI, Masahiro

Regional Policy Division

Director: Mr. ANDO, Toshihide

Asia Youth Exchange Division

Director: Mr. KAWAUE, Junichi

Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Keiichi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. KITA, Ritsuo

Japan-Korea Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Daiji

Japan-ROK National Exchange Division

Director: Mr. KITA, Ritsuo

First China and Mongolia Division

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

Second China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. SHIMADA, Takehiro

Oceania Division

Director: Mr. WADA, Yukihiro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MIZOBUCHI, Masashi

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Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department

Director-General: Mr. YAMADA, Takio
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SHIMOKAWA, Makita
Deputy Director-General: Mr. YAMAGAMI, Shingo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SATO, Tatsuo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIZUKOSHI, Hideaki
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIKAMI, Masahiro

First Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. IWAMOTO, Keiichi

Second Southeast Asia Division

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

Southwest Asia Division

Director: Mr. MAEDA, Mio
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. TAGA, Masayuki

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North American Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. TOMITA, Koji
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SUZUKI, Hideo

First North America Division

Director: Mr. ISHIZUKI, Hideo

Second North America Division

Director: Mr. MIURA, Jun
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

Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kimitake

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

Caribbean Division

Director: Ms. KOBAYASHI, Maki

South America Division

Director: Mr. OTSURU, Tetsuya

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European Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. HAYASHI, Hajime
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. MUTO, Akira
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIKAMI, Masahiro

European Policy Division

Director: Mr. HARA, Keiichi

Asia-Europe Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. HARA, Keiichi

Western Europe Division

Director: Mr. KITAMURA, Toshihiro

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. HAYASHI, Hajime

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. IWAI, Fumio
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MISAWA, Yasushi

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. MARUYAMA, Norio
Deputy Director-General: Mr. IWAI, Fumio
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MISAWA, Yasushi

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: Ms. SAIKI, Naoko
Deputy Director-General (Ambassador): Mr. MORI, Takeo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SATO, Tatsuo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. ITO, Naoki
Deputy Director-General: Mr. UYAMA, Tomochika

Economic Policy Division

Director: Mr. TAJIMA, Hiroshi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KATSUKI, Kotaro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. OTSUKA, Kengo
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MORI, Kazuya

Division for International Promotion of Infrastracture Systems

Director: Mr. TAJIMA, Hiroshi

International Investment Division

Director: Mr. MATANO, Motosada

Business Support Division

Director: Mr. TAJIMA, Hiroshi

International Economy Division

Director: Mr. KATAHIRA, Satoshi

European Union Economic Affairs Division

Acting Director: Mr. MATSUI, Shinji

OECD Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Seiichiro

International Trade Division

Director: Mr. MATANO, Motosada
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HIKOTA, Naoki

Services Trade Division

Director: Mr. OKABE, Daisuke
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MORI, Kazuya

WTO Dispute Settlement Division

Director: Mr. SAITO, Koji

Intellectual Property Affairs Division

Director: Mr. HIKOTA, Naoki

Economic Partnership Division

Director: Mr. MATSUDA, Makoto
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. MATSUBAYASHI, Kenichiro

Fishery Division

Director: Mr. HIRAYAMA, Tatsuo

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International Cooperation Bureau

Director-General: Mr. ISHIKANE, Kimihiro
Deputy Director-General: Mr. TOYODA, Kingo
Assistant Director-General: Mr. OKANIWA, Ken
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. SUNAMI, Akihiko

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. OIKE, Atsuyuki
Deputy Director-General: Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. MIZUKOSHI, Hideaki

Global Issues Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TAMURA, Masami
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAYA, Hiroyuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NAGASAWA, Hiroyuki

Specialized Agencies Division

Director: Mr. KUROKI, Daisuke

Global Health Policy Division

Director: Mr. YAMAYA, Hiroyuki

Global Environment Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Kazuhiro

Climate Change Division

Director: Mr. NAKANO, Junya

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International Legal Affairs Bureau

Director-General: Mr. AKIBA, Takeo
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SHIMADA, Junji

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. KONO, Akira
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SUZUKI, Satoshi

Consular Policy Division

Director: Mr. IIDA, Shinichi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HOOKIDA, Osamu

Consular Service Division

Director: Mr. HIRAKAWA, Shigeyuki

Hague Convention Division

Director: Mr. MAGOSAKI, Kaoru

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. NISHIOKA, Tatsushi
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. ISHII, Takeshi
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. ITOI, Kiyoshi

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. OKA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General: Mr. SUZUKI, Satoshi

First Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. HAYASHIBA, Ken

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

Fourth Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. IKEGAMI, Masaki
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. IZAKURA, Makoto

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Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director-General: Mr. SATO, Satoru
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