Institute for Corean-American Studies
Christopher J. LaFleur
A graduate of Oberlin College, Secretary LaFleur joined the Foreign Service in 1973. He was subsequently assigned as a
political officer at the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo and Paris, as U.S. Consul in Sapporo, and as Political Advisor at the U.S.
Mission to the United Nations. He later served as Chief of the Office of Political-Military Affairs (1985-88) and the Office
of External Affairs (1988-89) in the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. In the Department of State, he has
served as a staff officer in the Executive Secretariat, as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for East Asia and
Pacific Affairs and as Director of the Office of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs
(1991-93). Prior to his current assignment, he served as Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (1993-1997) and
as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo (1997-2001). In July 2001 he assumed the position of Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He is married to Keiko Miyazawa; they have two daughters.
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