Officials

List of Senior Officials

July 9, 2018
Japanese

Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KONO, Taro
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKANE, Kazuyuki
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. SATO, Masahisa
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. OKAMOTO, Mitsunari
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. Horii, Manabu
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. Horii, Iwao
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. AKIBA, Takeo
Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KISHIMOTO, Kenji
Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. MORI, Takeo
Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. YAMAZAKI, Kazuyuki
Ambassador in charge of Okinawan Affairs,
Representative of the Government of Japan:
Mr. KAWAMURA, Hiroshi
Ambassador in charge of Kansai region: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Kazuhide
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. UMEMOTO, Kazuyoshi
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, Ambassador for the Japan Year in Russia: Mr. IDE, Keiji
Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime, Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Eiji
Ambassador for Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Ambassador, Special Envoy for UN Security Council Reform Affairs, Human Rights and International Peace and Stability: Mr. OKAMURA, Yoshifumi

Minister's Secretariat

Deputy Minister: Mr. SHIMOKAWA, Makita
Director-General for Inspection: Mr. NOGE, Yomoyuki
Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. HISAJIMA, Naoto
Deputy Assistant Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. KAWAMURA, Hiroshi
Deputy Assistant Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Assistant Minister for Evidence-based Policymaking: Mr. KIYA, Masahiko
Deputy Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Information Technology Management (Crisis Management): Mr. OKADA, Kenichi
Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. YAMAUCHI, Hiroshi
Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. AKAHORI, Takeshi
Executive Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mr. NANAZAWA, Jun

Policy Evaluation and Administrative Review Division

Director: Mr. KAWAHARA,Kazutaka

ODA Evaluation Division

Director: Mr. MURAOKA, Keiichi

Management and Coordination Division

Director / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ENDO, Kazuya
Deputy Chief, Okinawa Liaison Office: Mr. ISEKI, Yoshiyasu
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KANDA, Teppei
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MURAOKA, Keiichi

Crisis Management Coordination Division

Director: Mr. KUROMIYA, Takayoshi

Local Partnership Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. WATANABE, Nobuhiro

Information Safeguarding Division

Director: Mr. KAWAHARA, Kazutaka

Co-ordination of Counter-Pandemic Influenza Measures

Director: Mr. KAWAMURA, Hiroshi

Inspection Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Sho

Access to Information and Diplomatic Records Division

Director: Ms. MIYANO, Michiko
Chief Archivist for Diplomatic Record: Mr. ISHIMOTO, Akihiko

Diplomatic Archives

Director: Ms. FUKUSHIMA, Kayoko

Library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief Librarian: Mr. TSUNODA, Hitoshi

Personnel Division

Director / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ARIMA, Yutaka
Special Coordinator: Mr. FUKUSHIMA, Isao
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. TSURUTA, Takashi
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. MOCHIZUKI, Hisanobu
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SUZUKI, Toru
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SUGAHARA, Kiyoyuki

Information and Communications Division

Director: Mr. OGAWA, Hidetoshi
Principal Senior Coordinator for Information and Communications Systems: Mr. MURANO, Hisatoshi
Senior Coordinator for Information and Communications Security: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Masakazu
Senior Coordinator for Technical Development: Mr. KAWAMOTO, Yukinori

Financial Affairs Division

Director: Mr. OTSURU, Tetsuya
Special Coordinator for Financial Affairs: Mr. SEKI, Ryoichi
Auditor, Financial Affairs Division: Mr. NOZAWA, Masaharu
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs: Mr. EINO, Katsuyuki
Senior Coordinator for Procurement: Mr. TAKAMURA, Yasuo

Health and Welfare Division

Director: Mr. MORIMOTO, Yasuhiro
Health Administrator for Overseas Personnel: Mr. KIMURA, Masato

Overseas Establishments Division

Director: Mr. NISHINAGA, Tomofumi
Director, Overseas Postings Support Division: Mr. YOKOTE, Fuminori
Director, Security Division: Mr. TANIGAWA, Masaya
Senior Coordinator for Building and Property Management: Mr. OUGIYAMA, Keiichiro
Senior Coordinator for Administration of Local Employees: Mr. KAWASAKI, Toshihide
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. TOYODA, Takeshi
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. OKAMOTO, Hiroshi

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Chief of Protocol

Chief of Protocol (Ambassador): Mr. SUGIYAMA, Akira

Protocol Office

Assistant Chief of Protocol / Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Jun
Senior Protocol Coordinator: Mr. HARADA, Masaru

Official Guests Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Masuo

Foreign Visit Division

Director: Mr. YASUKAWA, Masayuki

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Press Secretary / Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy

Press Secretary / Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. MARUYAMA, Norio
Director-General for Cultural Affairs / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. MIYAGAWA, Manabu
Deputy Press Secretary / Deputy Director-General: Mr. ANDO, Toshihide

Public Diplomacy Strategy Division

Director: Mr. KUMAGAI, Naoki
Senior Coordinator: Ms. SHIKATA, Akiko

Domestic Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. MASUKO, Noriyoshi

Internet Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. INAGAKI, Hisao

Office for Comment and Opinion

Director: Mr. KUMAGAI, Naoki

Office for Strategic Communication Hub

Director: Mr. ENOSHITA, Kenji

Press Division

Director: Mr. KITAMURA,Toshihiro

Cultural Affairs and Overseas Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. YAMAYA, Hiroyuki

Secretariat for Japonismes 2018

Secretary General for Japonismes 2018: Mr. MIYAGAWA, Manabu

Friendship Ties Division

Director: Mr. FUKAHORI, Yasukata

Multilateral Cultural Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Masashi

Exchange Programs Division

Director: Mr. MIKAMI, Yoichi

International Press Division

Assistant Press Secretary / Director: Ms. SAKATA, Natsuko

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Foreign Policy Bureau

Deputy Minister / Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. SUZUKI, Satoshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. OTAKA, Masato
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister:  
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. NAGAOKA, Kansuke

Policy Coordination Division

Director / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KOBE, Yasuhiro
Principal Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. KAIHARA, Kentaro
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. YATSUKA, Satoru
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. MAEDA, Shuji
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. OKADA, Masaru

Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. KAWANO, Shu

Division for Promotion of Emerging Countries Policy

Director: Mr. KAWANO, Shu

National Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. ARAI, Yusuke

International Safety and Security Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Yujiro

International Peace Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kohei

Maritime Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. NAMIOKA, Daisuke

Space Policy Division

Director: Mr. YASUMATSU, Masaki

Cyber Policy Division

Director: Mr. YASUMATSU, Masaki

United Nations Planning and Administration Division

Director: Mr. MIYAKE, Hirofumi

Recruitment Center for International Organizations

Chief: Mr. HONDA, Makoto

United Nations Policy Division

Director: Mr. WADA, Yukihiro

United Nations Sanctions Division

Director: Mr. AOYAMA, Takero

Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi
Senior Coordinator: Ms. HOKUGO, Kyoko

Division for Implementation of Human Rights Treaties

Director: Mr. SUGIURA, Masatoshi

Gender Mainstreaming Division

Director: Ms. HOKUGO, Kyoko

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Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. YOSHIDA, Tomoyuki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. KAWASAKI, Masahiro

Arms Control and Disarmament Division

Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Nobuharu

Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions Division

Director: Mr. ISOZAKI, Komei

Conventional Arms Division

Director: Mr. IMANISHI, Nobuharu

Non-Proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division

Director: Mr. MIYAKE, Fumito
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi

International Science Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. OTAKA, Junichiro

International Nuclear Energy Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. TSUJI, Akihiro
Senior Coordinator: Ms. MORI, Makiko

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Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. KANASUGI, Kenji
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. SHIMIZU, Fumio
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAMURA, Masami
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau): Mr. TAKAHASHI, Naoki

Regional Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. FUKAHORI, Yasukata

First Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. NAGAO, Shigetoshi
Senior Regional Coordinator:  

Japan-ROK National Exchange Division

Director:  

Second Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. KANAI, Masaaki
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. SAITO, Atsushi

First China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. IWAMOTO, Keiichi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. IGAWAHARA, Masaru

Second China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. NOMURA, Kosei

Oceania Division

Director: Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Daiji

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Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKIZAKI, Shigeki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. IIDA, Keiya
Deputy Director-General /Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. USHIO, Shigeru
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. SHIMIZU, Fumio
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAMURA, Masami
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. NAGAOKA, Kansuke

First Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. SAITA, Yukio

Second Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO, Shingo
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Yoshihisa

Southwest Asia Division

Director: Mr. YOSHITAKE, Shogo
Senior Regional Coordinator Mr. NUMAHATA, Mitsutake

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North American Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. SUZUKI, Kazuhiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. FUNAKOSHI, Takehiro

First North America Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Makoto
Senior Coordinator: Mr. YAMAJI, Hideki

Second North America Division

Director: Mr. MAGOSAKI, Kaoru

North America Economic Coordination Division

Acting Director: Mr. OGIHARA, Hiroshi

Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Division

Director: Mr. ARIYOSHI, Takashi
Senior Coordinator: Mr. TOYOTA, Shogo

Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division

Director: Mr. IRIYA, Takayuki

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Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. NAKAMAE, Takahiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. HAYASHI, Teiji

Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Division

Director: Mr. NAKANO, Daisuke

Caribbean Division

Director: Mr. NAKANO, Daisuke

South America Division

Director: Mr. MINAMI, Shinji

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European Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. MASAKI, Yasushi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. AIKI, Toshihiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. KAWAMURA, Hiroshi

European Policy Division

Director: Mr. TAGUCHI, Seiichiro

Asia-Europe Cooperation Division

Director: Ms. NAKATANI, Yoshie

Western Europe Division

Director: Ms. TSUJISAKA, Takako

Central and South Eastern Europe Division

Director: Mr. OTSUKI, Kotaro

Russian Division

Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO,Tetsuji
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SHIMA, Keiichi

Central Asia and Caucasus Division

Director: Mr. TOMIYAMA, Mikito

Japan-Russia Economic Affairs Division

Senior Coordinator / Director: Mr. SHIMA, Keiichi

Japan-Russia Exchange Program Division

Director: Mr. SHIMA, Keiichi

Division for Japan-Russia Joint Economic Activities

Director: Mr. OTSUKA, Kengo

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Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. OKA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KIYA, Masahiko

First Middle East Division

Director: Mr. KASHIWABARA, Yutaka
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. SHIMMURA, Izuru

Second Middle East Division

Director: Mr. MATSUBAYASHI, Kenichiro
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MAGOSHI, Masayuki

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African Affairs Department

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. OSUGA, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KIYA, Masahiko

First Africa Division

Director: Mr. ARAKI, Kaname

Second Africa Division

Director: Ms. KANEKO, Mariko
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. NOGUCHI, Shuji

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Economic Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. YAMANOUCHI, Kanji
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MASUJIMA, Minoru
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. IIDA, Keiya
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. IIJIMA, Toshiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister:  
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. HAYASHI, Teiji

Economic Policy Division

Director: Mr. IKEGAMI, Masaki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HANADA, Takahiro

Division for Promotion for Public-Private Partnership

Director: Mr. HAMADA, Shinichi

Division for EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, JAPAN

Director: Mr. HAMADA Shinichi

Secretariat for the G20 Summit

Director: Mr. AKAHORI, Takeshi

International Economy Division

Director: Mr. OKABE, Daisuke

European Union Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. OTSUKA, Kazuya

OECD Division

Director: Mr. MASAMOTO, Kenichi

International Trade Division

Director: Mr. OSHIMA, Masaru

Services Trade Division

Director: Mr. ONISHI, Kazuyoshi

International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement Division

Director: Mr. HIGUCHI, Keiichi

Intellectual Property Affairs Division

Director: Mr. KOYAMA, Takashi

Economic Partnership Division

Director: Mr. OKOCHI, Akihiro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Yoichi

Southeast Asia Economic Partnership Agreement Division

Director: Mr. TASAKA, Takuro

APEC Division

Director: Mr. FUJITA, Shinya

Investment Policy Division

Director: Mr. OKOCHI, Akihiro

Economic Security Division

Director: Ms. TAKAHASHI, Misako

Fishery Division

Director: Mr. TANAKA,Kazunari

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International Cooperation Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. NASHIDA, Kazuya
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MASUJIMA, Minoru
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. USHIO, Shigeru
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TSUKADA, Tamaki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KIYA, Masahiko

Aid Policy and Management Division

Director: Mr. IMAFUKU, Takao
Senior Coordinator: Mr. ISHII, Yoshizane

Division for Safety Measures for International Cooperation

Director: Mr. KAWAGUCHI, Yoshiyasu

Non-Governmental Organizations Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. SATO, Yasushi

Development Assistance Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Mondo

Development Assistance Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. ITAGAKI, Katsumi

Development Administration Division

Director: Mr. KAWAGUCHI, Yoshiyasu

Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division

Director: Mr. MATSUDA, Yasuhiro

Country Assistance Planning Division I

Director: Ms. OKANO, Yukiko

Country Assistance Planning Division II

Director: Mr. TERADA, Hiroki

Country Assistance Planning Division III

Director: Mr. OBA, Yuichi

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Global Issues

Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador):
Mr. SUZUKI, Hideo

Global Issues Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. KATSUKI, Kotaro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SUMI, Manabu

Specialized Agencies Division

Director: Mr. NAGASAWA, Hiroyuki

Global Health Policy Division

Director: Mr. SUMI, Manabu

Global Environment Division

Director: Mr. NISHIURA, Hiroyuki

Climate Change Division

Director: Mr. ISHIGAKI, Tomoaki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. TAKABAYASHI, Hiroki

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International Legal Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. MIKAMI, Masahiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MATSUURA, Hiroshi

International Legal Affairs Division

Director: Mr. HAMAMOTO, Yukiya

Law of the Sea Division

Director: Mr. HOTTA, Toru
Counsel for Treaties Negotiation: Mr. YOSHIMOTO, Tetsuya

International Judicial Proceedings Division

Director: Mr. NAGANUMA, Zentaro

Treaties Division

Director: Mr. FUKAHORI, Ryo

Economic Treaties Division

Director: Mr. KATAHIRA, Satoshi
Counsel for Treaties Negotiation: Mr. TANINAI, Ichitomo

Social Treaties Division

Director: Mr. NAKAHARA, Naoto

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Consular Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. AIBOSHI, Koichi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. OTAKA, Masato
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KAWAMURA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. OKADA, Kenichi

Consular Policy Division

Director: Mr. CHOTOKU, Hideaki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HATTORI, Takashi

Consular Information and Communication Technology Service Division

Director: Mr. CHOTOKU, Hideaki

Consular Service Division

Director: Mr. SHIMONO, Koichi

Hague Convention Division

Director: Mr. ZUSHI, Shuji

Consular Administrative Planning Division

Director: Mr. HATTORI, Takashi

Overseas Election Division

Director: Mr. SHINDORI, Masanori

Center for Consular Services

Director: Mr. SHIMONO, Koichi

Japanese Nationals Overseas Safety Division

Director: Mr. ISHIZE, Motoyuki
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. MATSUMAE, Ryo
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. TSUDA, Susumu

Terrorism Preparedness and Response Division

Director: Mr. UEDA, Hajime

Passport Division

Director: Ms. SUZUKI, Yoriko

Foreign Nationals' Affairs Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Yoshiaki

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Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. YAMAGAMI, Shingo
Special Research Officer for Security Intelligence: Mr. SHIMADA, Junji
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. OKADA, Kenichi

First Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. HIKOTA, Naoki

Second Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. MACHIDA, Tatsuya
Senior Coordinator: Mr. TATSUMIYA, Makoto

Third Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. YOKOCHI, Akira
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. IWAMOTO,Takuya

Fourth Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Seiichiro

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Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Ms. SAIKI, Naoko
Deputy Director-General:  
Senior Director of Operations: Ms. TAKEUCHI, Midori
Director for Guidance: Mr. SUGIURA, Toshio
Director for Guidance: Ms. OCHIAI, Kana
Senior Coordinator for Guidance: Mr. MURABAYASHI, Hirofumi
Chief Instruction Officer: Mr. TAJIMA, Akinori
Chief Administrative Officer: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Takao