Ambassadors

H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho

Ambassador Bessho H.E. Mr. Koro Bessho

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

Permanent Representative of Japan
to the United Nations
Date of Birth: February 5, 1953
March 1975 Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
April 1975 Entered Ministry of Foreign Affairs
August 1990 First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the USA
January 1992 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the USA
March 1993 Director, First International Organizations Division, Economic Affairs Bureau
January 1995 Director, Northeast Asia Division, Asian Affairs Bureau
August 1997 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the UK
August 1998 Counsellor, Permanent Delegation of Japan to OECD
January 1999 Minister, the same Delegation
December 2000 Director, Policy Coordination Division, Foreign Policy Bureau
April 2001 Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister
October 2006 Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau
July 2008 Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy/ Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau
August 2010 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
September 2012 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Korea
June 2016 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura

H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Date of Birth: October 4, 1957
March 1981 Graduated from Hitotsubashi University (BA of Law)
April 1981 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
1984 Graduated from Amherst College, MA, USA
1984 Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan to U.S.A.
1988 Deputy Director, Second North America Division, MOFA
1991 Principal Deputy Director, Second Southeast Asia Division, MOFA
1993 First Secretary, Permanent Mission to Int’l Organization in Geneva
December 1995 Counselor, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia
March 1999 Director, International Press Division, MOFA
February 2001 Director, Second International Organization Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA
August 2002 Counselor, Mission to European Union
September 2004 Representative in Tokyo, Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation
August 2008 Deputy Press Secretary (Deputy Director General) for Foreign Minister
January 2010 Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in New York
February 2013 Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in India
January 2015 Press Secretary, Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy
February 2017 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Representative of Japan to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Minami

H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Minami

Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Date of Birth: May 1, 1959

University Degrees BA in Law, University of Tokyo
  MA in Economics, St John's College, University of Cambridge
   
Professional Career
August 2014 – present  current post
January 2012 – July 2014 Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June 2010 – January 2012 Counselor, Cabinet Secretariat
January 2008 – June 2010    Minister, Head of Chancery, Embassy of Japan in Russia
December 2005 – January 2008  Minister in charge of human rights, humanitarian affairs and Specialized Agencies, Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva
August 2004 – December 2005 Director, Global Issues Policy Division, Global Issues Department, MOFA
August 2003 – July 2004 Director, UN Administration Division, Multilateral Cooperation Department, MOFA
August 2001 – July 2003 Director, Second West Europe Division, European Affairs Bureau, MOFA
March 2001 – August 2001 Director for G8 Summit, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA
August 1999 – February 2001 Deputy Director, Coordination Division, Foreign Minister's Secretariat, MOFA
October 1998 – August 1999 Private Secretary to Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Served in the embassies in London and Beijing
April 1983 joined the foreign service
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