Fry was born on 20 December 1949. He was educated at Montpelier prep school at Paignton, Devon, and graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford University and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972. Following language courses at the University of Sheffield and Kamakura he became 2nd Secretary at the British Embassy in Japan in 1974.
Further appointments included the Paris Embassy and Director, North Asian and Pacific of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was High Commissioner to Malaysia from 1998 to 2001. In 2004 he was appointed Ambassador to Japan and he was knighted in the New Year Honours 2006 list. His wife is Lady Toyoko Fry. He has two sons, Gerald and Kenzo. Fry retired from the Diplomatic Service in July 2008. Fry has been a director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the period, 2010-2012.
- SIR GRAHAM FRY, KCMG British Ambassador to Japan (Cached webpage from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
- International Environmental Symposium Press Release 17 May 2007
- The Times (London) - 6 April 2004, page 32, 11 June 2004, p. 41
- The Times (London) 31 December 2005, p. 56
- English Speaking Union News
- FCO: Change of Ambassador to Japan
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