Masatoshi Muto

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Masatoshi Muto
Ambassador of Japan to South Korea
In office
Ambassador of Japan to Kuwait
In office
Japanese Consul-General in Honolulu
In office
Personal details
Born (1948-12-18) December 18, 1948 (age 70)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materYokohama National University

Masatoshi Muto (武藤 正敏, Mutō Masatoshi, born December 18, 1948) is a Japanese professor and former diplomat who served as the Japanese ambassador to South Korea from 2010 to 2012.[1] He also served as the Japanese ambassador to Kuwait in the late 2000s and was the Japanese consul-general in Hawaii in the early 2000s.

Early life and education[edit]

Muto was born in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo and graduated from Yokohama National University in 1972, where he studied economics.


  1. ^ "'It Is Fortunate That I Wasn't Born as a Korean,' Ex-Japanese Envoy to Seoul Says in Column: Masatoshi Muto Stirs Controversy in South Korea". The Seoul Times. South Korea. Retrieved October 10, 2018.