Ichirō Fujisaki

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Ichirō Fujisaki
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Japanese Ambassador to the United States
In office
2008–2012
Preceded byRyozo Kato
Succeeded byKenichiro Sasae
Personal details
Born (1947-07-10) July 10, 1947 (age 71)
Kagoshima, Japan
Spouse(s)Yoriko
ChildrenTwo
ProfessionDiplomat

Ichiro Fujisaki (藤崎 一郎, Fujisaki Ichirō, born July 10, 1947 in Kagoshima Prefecture) was Japanese Ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2012.[1] He was previously the Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations and to the World Trade Organization.[2]

Fujisaki attended junior high school in Seattle, Washington as an exchange student in the 1960s.[3][4] Fujisaki entered the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1969.[5] Over the course of his diplomatic career, Fujisaki served as Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and overseas in Jakarta, London, and Paris.[3] In his capacity as Deputy Foreign Minister, he served as personal representative of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to the G8 summit from 2002 to 2005.[6]

He is now a Guest Professor at Keio University.

He received his degree in Economics from Keio University (Following Keio Jr. High and Keio High School). He then attended Stanford University Graduate School, Department of Political Science.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown. "Ichiro Fujisaki". berkleycenter.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  2. ^ "President and Deputy Chairman | About NPI | Nakasone Yasuhiro Peace Institute (NPI)". www.iips.org. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  3. ^ a b Reynolds, Ross (September 16, 2010), "The Conversation (Interview with Ichiro Fujisaki)", KUOW.org, retrieved March 13, 2011
  4. ^ "US-Japan Relations Disrupted? Former Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki's Perspective". Foster Blog. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  5. ^ "Bloomberg -- Ichiro Fujisaki". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  6. ^ "Ichiro Fujisaki - Chartwell Speakers Bureau". Expert Keynote and Motivational Speakers | Chartwell Speakers. Retrieved 2019-01-31.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ichiro Fujisaki at Wikimedia Commons

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ryozo Kato
Japanese Ambassador to the United States
2008-2012
Succeeded by
Kenichiro Sasae