Amb. Yoshiji Nogami
Japan Institute of International Affairs, President
Yoshiji Nogami is President and Director of the Japan Institute of International Affairs and Executive Advisor of the Mizuho Bank, Limited. He was Japanese Ambassador to the U.K. and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. After graduating from the University of Tokyo he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966. He was Deputy Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau and the Foreign Policy Bureau, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs. His overseas posts include Economic Counsellor at the embassy in the U.S. and Consul-General in Hong Kong. Mr. Nogami was also Ambassador to the OECD in Paris in 1997-99. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs.