Ambassador Shojiro Imanishi

Ambassador Imanishi was born on 15 August 1940 in Kyoto City, Japan. After graduation from Kyoto University, Department of Law, he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964. His professional career is as follows:

  • 1964–1966: Special student at Dartmouth College, United States
  • 1966–1968: Vice-Consul, Consulate-General of Japan in New York
  • 1968–1970: Official, OECD Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1970–1974: Deputy-Director, Second Western Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1974–1976: First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Bangladesh
  • 1976–1978: First Secretary, Japan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York
  • 1978–1979: Deputy-Director, United Nations Political Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1979–1980: Director, United Nations Specialized Agencies Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1980–1981: Director, Development Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1981–1983: Director, Second Defense Operation Division, Japan Defence Agency
  • 1983–1985: Counsellor, Embassy of Japan, United Kingdom
  • 1985–1988: Minister, Embassy of Japan, Israel
  • 1988–1991: Director, International Cooperation Department, National Institute for Research Advancement
  • 1991–1993: Consul-General of Japan in Houston
  • 1994: Ambassador; Deputy Executive Director, APEC
  • 1995: Executive Director, APEC