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Minister, Head of the Political Section
Embassy of Japan
Three Major Trends in East Asia and Five Major Policy Objectives
ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
May 22, 2007 Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Press Club
We are pleased to share with you that Minister Masafumi Ishii will address "Three
Major Trends in East Asia and Five Major Policy Objectives for Japan" at the ICAS Spring
Symposium 2007 on May 22, 2007 at the National Press Club, Washington DC.
Ishii served Assistant to the Foreign Minister and was Minister and Head of the
Political Section of Japan in the UK prior to his present post in Washington.
is his brief vitae.
|Born||1957||Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan|
|April||1976||Matriculated to University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law|
|March||1980||Graduated from University of Tokyo|
|April||1980||Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)|
|July||1981||Posted to the UK, matriculated to University of Cambridge Queen's College, M.Phil. in International Relations|
|July||1983||Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia|
|July||1985||Posted to Tokyo, Energy Resources Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA|
|July||1987||Treaties Division, Treaties Bureau, MOFA|
|August||1990||Personnel Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat, MOFA|
|February||1993||Embassy of Japan in the USA|
|January||1996||Posted to Tokyo, Deputy Director, Policy Coordination Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA|
|February||1998||Director, Policy Planning Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA|
|October||1999||Director, Second Southeast Asia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, MOFA|
|February||2002||Assistant to the Foreign Minister|
|January||2004||Minister, Head of the Political Section, Embassy of Japan in the UK|
|August||2006||Minister, Head of the Political Section, Embassy of Japan in the USA|
Masafumi is married
with one son and one daughter.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President