Officials

July 14, 2020
Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. MOTEGI, Toshimitsu
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. WAKAMIYA, Kenji
State Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. SUZUKI, Keisuke
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKAYAMA, Norihiro
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. NAKATANI, Shinichi
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Ms. OMI, Asako
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. AKIBA, Takeo
Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KOMABAYASHI, Hiroyasu
Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. MORI, Takeo
Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs: Mr. KANASUGI, Kenji
Ambassador in charge of Okinawan Affairs,
Representative of the Government of Japan:
Mr. KAWAMURA, Hiroshi
Ambassador in charge of Kansai region: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Jota
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. IDE, Keiji
Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. KAGAWA, Takehiro
Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime, Ambassador in charge of Arctic Affairs: Ms. MIYOSHI, Mari
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. SHIMMI, Jun
Ambassador for Public Diplomacy and Ambassador for International Economic Affairs: Mr. MINAMI, Hiroshi

Minister's Secretariat

Deputy Minister: Mr. TARUMI, Hideo
Chief Record Officer: Mr. HAYASHI, Teiji
Director-General for Inspection: Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiyuki
Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. HAYASHI, Teiji
Deputy Assistant Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. NAGAOKA, Kansuke
Deputy Assistant Minister for Evidence-based Policymaking: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi
Deputy Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Information Technology Management: Mr. AKAHORI, Takeshi
Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KANO, Takehiro
Deputy Assistant Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. OSUMI, Yo
Deputy Assistant Minister (Crisis Management): Mr. KAWAZU, Kunihiko
Executive Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mr. MATANO, Motosada

Policy Evaluation and Administrative Review Division

Director: Mr. HONDA, Makoto

Evaluation of International Organizations Division

Director: Mr. HONDA, Makoto

ODA Evaluation Division

Director: Ms. NISHINO, Yasuko

Management and Coordination Division

Director / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. WADA, Yukihiro
Deputy Chief, Okinawa Liaison Office: Mr. KANZAWA, Jiro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. KANDA, Teppei
Senior Coordinator: Ms. NISHINO, Yasuko

Crisis Management Coordination Division

Director: Ms. MORITA, Mitsue

Local Partnership Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Hirotaka

Information Safeguarding Division

Director: Mr. ORIKASA, Hiroyuki

Co-ordination of Counter-Pandemic Influenza Measures

Director: Mr. KAWAZU, Kunihiko

Inspection Division

Director: Ms. KUGA, Yuriko

Records Management Division

Director: Mr. YOSHIDA, Masahiro

Diplomatic Archives

Director: Mr. FUKAHORI, Yasukata

Library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief Librarian: Ms. MACHIDA, Asako

Personnel Division

Director / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KANAI, Masaaki
Special Coordinator: Mr. MOCHIZUKI, Hisanobu
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. OYA, Yoichi
Senior Coordinator for Personnel Affairs: Mr. UMETSU, Shigeru
Senior Coordinator: Ms. MORI, Makiko
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HASEBE, Jun

Information and Communications Division

Director: Mr. MIYAKE, Fumito
Principal Senior Coordinator for Information and Communications Systems: Mr. KAWAMOTO,Yukinori
Senior Coordinator for Information and Communications Security: Mr. HIGASHIYAMA, Makoto
Senior Coordinator for Technical Development: Mr. MIYAZAWA, Takashi

Financial Affairs Division

Director: Ms. OKANO, Yukiko
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SONODA, Yo
Special Coordinator for Financial Affairs: Mr. EINO, Katsuyuki
Auditor, Financial Affairs Division: Mr. NAKAMATA, Yoshiki
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs: Mr. TSUCHIYA, Kenji
Senior Coordinator for Procurement: Mr. MITSUYAMA, Akio

Health and Welfare Division

Director: Mr. ODAGIRI, Toshio
Health Administrator for Overseas Personnel: Mr. TAKASHIMA,Masayuki

Overseas Establishments Division

Director: Mr. MATSUBAYASHI, Kenichiro
Director, Overseas Postings Support Division: Ms. TOKU, Satoko
Director, Security Division: Mr. TANIGAWA, Masaya
Senior Coordinator for Building and Property Management: Mr. ARATANI, Hiroyuki
Senior Coordinator for Administration of Local Employees: Mr. GOMAKUBO, Junji
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. IKEDA, Yuji
Senior Coordinator for Budgetary Affairs of the Overseas Establishments: Mr. MATSUDA, Hiroshi

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Chief of Protocol

Chief of Protocol (Ambassador): Mr. KAIFU, Atsushi

Protocol Office

Assistant Chief of Protocol / Director: Mr. FUJITA, Shinya
Senior Protocol Coordinator: Ms. FURUTA, Keiko

Diplomatic Missions Division

Director: Ms. FURUTA, Keiko

Official Guests Division

Director: Mr. MACHIDA, Shinya

Foreign Visit Division

Director: Mr. NOMOTO, Yoshifumi

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Press Secretary / Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy

Press Secretary / Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. OHTAKA, Masato
Director-General for Cultural Affairs / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Ms. SHINO, Mitsuko
Deputy Press Secretary / Deputy Assistant Minister: Ms. ONO, Hikariko

Public Diplomacy Strategy Division

Director: Mr. OKAZAKI, Yasuyuki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Yoshihisa

Domestic Public Relations Division

Director: Ms.HOSHINO, Akie

Internet Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. HAGINO, Akiyuki

Office for Comment and Opinion

Director: Mr. OKAZAKI, Yasuyuki

Office for Strategic Communication Hub

Director: Mr. ENOSHITA, Kenji

Press Division

Director: Mr. TOYOTA, Shogo

Cultural Affairs and Overseas Public Relations Division

Director: Mr. KAWASE, Kazuhiro

Friendship Ties Division

Director: Mr. HARADA, Masaru

Multilateral Cultural Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. MORI, Takatoshi

Exchange Programs Division

Director: Mr. UCHIDA, Tatsukuni

International Press Division

Assistant Press Secretary / Director: Mr. KAMOSHIDA, Naoaki

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Secretariat for Official Guests of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo

Secretary-General for Official Guests of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo (Ambassador) / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. SAITO, Jun
Deputy Secretary-General for Official Guests of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo: Mr. UCHIDA, Tatsukuni

Foreign Policy Bureau

Deputy Minister / Director-General: Mr. YAMADA, Shigeo
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. AKAHORI, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KOBE, Yasuhiro

Policy Coordination Division

Director / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MUROTA, Kosei
Principal Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. MAEDA, Shuji
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. NAGANO, Masamitsu
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Takeomi
Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator: Mr. WAJIMA, Takehiko

Policy Planning Division

Director: Ms. YOSHIHIRO, Tomoko

Division for Promotion of Emerging Countries Policy

Director: Ms. YOSHIHIRO, Tomoko

National Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. YATSUKA, Satoru

International Safety and Security Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. SHIMIZU, Chitaru

International Peace and Security Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. YAMAZAKI, Fumio

Space and Maritime Security Policy Division

Director: Mr. YAMAJI, Hideki

Emerging Security Challenges Division

Director: Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Isamu

Reciprocal Access Agreements Legislation Division

Director: Mr. YATSUKA, Satoru

United Nations Planning and Administration Division

Director: Ms. MIYANO, Michiko

Recruitment Center for International Organizations

Director: Mr. MURABAYASHI, Hirofumi

United Nations Policy Division

Director: Mr. SHIMA, Keiichi

United Nations Sanctions Division

Director: Mr. AOYAMA, Takero

Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division

Director: Mr. MINAMI, Shinji
Senior Coordinator: Ms. MATSUDA, Yukiko

Division for Implementation of Human Rights Treaties

Director: Mr. MINAMI, Shinji

Gender Mainstreaming Division

Director: Ms. MATSUDA, Yukiko

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Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. HISAJIMA, Naoto
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. KANO, Koji

Arms Control and Disarmament Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Sho

Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions Division

Director: Mr. ENDO, Atsushi

Conventional Arms Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Sho

Non-Proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division

Director: Mr. SAITO, Atsushi

International Science Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. UEZONO, Hideki

International Nuclear Energy Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Koichiro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NAGAYOSHI, Shoichi

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Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKIZAKI, Shigeki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Kenichi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Ms. ONO, Hikariko
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAMURA, Masami
Deputy Director-General/ Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ENDO, Kazuya

Regional Policy Division

Director: Mr. YAMAMOTO, Mondo

Regional Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. HARADA, Masaru

First Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. NAGAO, Shigetoshi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. TAKEDA, Katsutoshi

Division for Issues Related to Claims between Japan and The ROK

Director: Mr. TANINAI, Ichitomo

Japan-ROK National Exchange Division

Director: Mr. TAKEDA, Katsutoshi

Second Northeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. KASHIWABARA, Yutaka
Senior Regional Coordinator: Ms. AKIYAMA, Mari

First China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. KADOWAKI, Jinichi
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MARUYAMA, Koichi

Second China and Mongolia Division

Director: Mr. ARIMA, Takanori

Oceania Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kohei

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Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. YOSHIDA, Yasuhiko
Deputy Director-General/ Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KOBAYASHI, Kenichi
Deputy Director-General/ Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKASUGI, Masahiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAMURA, Masami
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. AKAHORI, Takeshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ENDO, Kazuya

First Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. YAMADA, Yoshiyuki

Second Southeast Asia Division

Director: Mr. UEDA, Hajime
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. TAKEYAMA, Kenichi

Southwest Asia Division

Director: Mr. SUGAHARA, Kiyoyuki

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North American Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. SUZUKI, Kazuhiro
Deputy Director-General/ Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. ARIMA, Yutaka
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KOBE, Yasuhiro

First North America Division

Director: Mr. FUJIMOTO, Kentaro

North America Exchange Division

Acting Director: Mr. AKIYAMA, Kohei

Second North America Division

Director: Mr. NANAZAWA, Jun

North America Economic Coordination Division

Acting Director: Mr. OGIHARA, Hiroshi

Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Division

Director: Mr. KAIHARA, Kentaro
Senior Coordinator: Mr. AMIYA, Kosuke

Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division

Director: Mr. KAWANO, Shu

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Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. YOSHIDA, Tomoyuki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MATSUURA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. OSUMI, Yo

Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Division

Director: Mr. MASAMOTO, Kenichi

Caribbean Division

Director: Mr. MASAMOTO, Kenichi

South America Division

Director: Mr. KONDO, Norifumi

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European Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. MASAKI, Yasushi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. UYAMA, Hideki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. KAWAZU, Kunihiko

European Policy Division

Director: Mr. YOSHITAKE, Shogo

Asia-Europe Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. NAKAMURA, Kazuhito

Western Europe Division

Director: Ms. HOKUGO, Kyoko

Central and South Eastern Europe Division

Director: Mr. TAGUCHI, Seiichiro

Russian Division

Director: Mr. MIYAMOTO,Tetsuji
Senior Coordinator: Mr. TAKEHANA, Masahiro

Central Asia and Caucasus Division

Director: Mr. TOMIYAMA, Mikito

Japan-Russia Economic Affairs Division

Senior Coordinator / Director: Mr. TAKEHANA, Masahiro

Japan-Russia Exchange Program Division

Director: Mr. TAKEHANA, Masahiro

Division for Japan-Russia Joint Economic Activities

Director: Mr. KODAIRA, Mitsuru

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Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Katsuhiko
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. NAGAOKA, Kansuke
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi

First Middle East Division

Director: Mr. KAWAHARA, Kazutaka

Second Middle East Division

Director: Mr. TSUJI, Akihiro
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Katsutoshi

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African Affairs Department

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. MORI, Mikio
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. NAGAOKA, Kansuke
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi

First Africa Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Naoki

Second Africa Division

Director: Mr. NAMIOKA, Daisuke
Senior Regional Coordinator: Mr. MURATA, Yukuo

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Economic Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. YAMAGAMI, Shingo
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KUWAHARA, Susumu
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MATSUURA, Hiroshi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. YOSHIDA, Yasuhiko
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. SONE, Kenko

Economic Policy Division

Director: Mr. YOKOCHI, Akira
Senior Coordinator: Mr. HARADA, Takashi

Division for Promotion for Public-Private Partnership

Director: Mr. MATSUMOTO, Yoichi

International Economy Division

Director: Mr. KAWAKAMI, Kyoichiro

European Union Economic Affairs Division

Director: Mr. NAMBA, Atsushi

OECD Division

Director: Mr. SHIMOARAISO, Makoto

International Trade Division

Director: Mr. ABE, Noriaki

Services Trade Division

Director: Mr. KAJIWARA, Toru

International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement Division

Director: Mr. HIGUCHI, Keiichi

Intellectual Property Affairs Division

Director: Mr. OGIHARA, Hiroshi

Economic Partnership Division

Director: Mr. TASAKA, Takuro
Senior Coordinator: Mr.UENO, Yudai

Southeast Asia Economic Partnership Agreement Division

Director: Mr. ONISHI, Kazuyoshi

APEC Division

Director: Ms. UEDA, Naoko

Investment Policy Division

Director: Mr. TASAKA, Takuro

Economic Security Division

Director: Mr. TAKABAYASHI, Hiroki

Fishery Division

Director: Ms. NAKATANI, Yoshie
Senior Coordinator: Mr. NIHEI, Daisuke

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International Cooperation Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. SUZUKI, Hideo
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KUWAHARA, Susumu
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. TAKASUGI, Masahiro
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. AKAMATSU, Shuichi

Aid Policy and Management Division

Director: Mr. USUI, Masato
Senior Coordinator: Mr. TADA, Masahiro

Division for Safety Measures for International Cooperation

Director: Mr. YAGI, Koji

Non-Governmental Organizations Cooperation Division

Director: Mr. KAWASAKI, Toshihide

Development Assistance Policy Coordination Division

Director: Mr. HANADA, Takahiro

Development Assistance Policy Planning Division

Director: Mr. MORI, Takero

Development Administration Division

Director: Mr. YAGI, Koji

Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division

Director: Mr. MATSUDA, Yasuhiro

Country Assistance Planning Division I

Director: Mr. WATANABE, Shige
Senior Coordinator: Ms. TERAUCHI, Ayako

Country Assistance Planning Division II

Director: Mr. ESAKI, Tomosaburo

Country Assistance Planning Division III

Director: Mr. KUROMIYA, Takayoshi

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Global Issues

Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador): Mr. TSUKADA, Tamaki

Global Issues Cooperation Division

Director: Ms. YOSHIDA, Aya
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SUMI, Manabu

Specialized Agencies Division

Director: Mr. TADA, Masahiro

Global Health Policy Division

Director: Mr. SUMI, Manabu

Global Environment Division

Director: Mr. MORISHITA, Ko

Climate Change Division

Director: Mr. MAGOSAKI, Kaoru

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International Legal Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. OKANO, Masataka
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. MIKANAGI, Tomohiro

International Legal Affairs Division

Director: Mr. HAMAMOTO, Yukiya

Law of the Sea Division

Director: Mr. IMADA, Katsuhiko
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. OTSUKA, Kengo

Social Treaties Division

Director: Mr. HAYASHI, Yujiro

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Consular Affairs Bureau

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. MIZUSHIMA, Koichi
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. NAGAOKA, Kansuke
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. OSUMI, Yo
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister: Mr. KAWAZU, Kunihiko

Consular Policy Division

Director: Mr. CHOTOKU, Hideaki
Senior Coordinator: Mr. SHINDORI, Masanori

Consular ICT Service Division

Director: Mr. CHOTOKU, Hideaki

Consular Service Division

Director: Mr. HATTORI, Takashi

Hague Convention Division

Director: Mr. MATSUI, Shinji

Consular Administrative Planning Division

Director: Mr. SHINDORI, Masanori

Overseas Election Division

Director: Mr. TAKAHASHI, Muneo

Center for Consular Services

Director: Mr. HATTORI, Takashi

Japanese Nationals Overseas Safety Division

Director: Mr. MORI, Kazuya
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. HOMMA, Naoto
Senior Coordinator for Protection of Japanese Nationals Overseas: Mr. MIYAGAWA, Nagatoshi

Terrorism Preparedness and Response Division

Director: Mr. ONO, Ken

Passport Division

Director: Mr. KARIMATA, Atsushi

Foreign Nationals' Affairs Division

Director: Mr. MYOCHIN, Mitsuru

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Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. MIZUKOSHI, Hideaki
Special Research Officer for Security Intelligence: Mr. SHIMADA, Junji

First Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. ZUSHI, Shuji

Second Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. HOTTA, Toru
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. TANAKA, Kojiro

Third Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. OKAJIMA, Hiroyuki
Senior Coordinator for Intelligence Analysis: Mr. IWAMOTO,Takuya

Fourth Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service

Director: Mr. ONISHI, Shinichi

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Foreign Service Training Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director-General / Assistant Minister: Mr. KATAYAMA, Kazuyuki
Deputy Director-General:  
Senior Director of Operations: Mr. OGINO, Masahiro
Director for Guidance: Mr. ISHIKAWA, Kazuhiro
Senior Coordinator for Guidance: Mr. KITAGAWA, Tatsuo
Senior Coordinator for Guidance: Mr. EZAKI, Hiroshi
Chief Instruction Officer: Mr. TAJIMA, Akinori
Chief Administrative Officer: Mr. NAMBA, Ryutaro
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