ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

September 28, 2003

The Hon Takehiro Funakoshi
First Secretary
Embassy of Japan
Washington, D C

to address

Japan's Security Policy


ICAS Fall Symposium : Humanity, Peace and Security

October 14, 2003 12:00 NN - 5:45 PM
Capitol Hill*, Washington, D C 20510 (*a specific venue soon to be announced)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Takehiro Funakoshi will speak on Japan's Security Policy at the ICAS Fall Symposium on October 14, 2003 in Washington D C.

Takehiro Funakoshi has been working for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) since 1988. Takehiro currently serves as First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D C. In this role, he is in charge of management of the Japan-U S security alliance, including Japan's participation in the war on terrorism, as well as issues related to the U S military presence in Japan and broader strategic dialogue between Japan and the U S. Takehiro is also responsible for analyzing U S security policy.

Previously, Takehiro served as Deputy Director of the National Security Policy Division of MOFA from 1999 to 2001. In this position, he was in charge of overall coordination of Japan's security policy. Takehiro also served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office during Hashimoto and Obuchi Administrations from 1997 to 1999. In this capacity, he advised the top leaders of the Japanese Government on foreign policy issues and accompanied the Prime Minister on most of his foreign travels.

Takehiro received his MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (1991) and his Bachelor's degree from Kyoto Univesrity Faculty of Law (1988).


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow