Japan’s Ambassador To Speak at Yale

Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki will speak at Yale on April 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street. His talk is titled, “Closer Cooperation: Economy, Energy, Environment.”

The event, hosted by the Council on East Asian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is free and open to the public. A reception following the lecture will take place in Room 196 of Linsley-Chittenden Hall.

Educated at Keio University in Tokyo, Brown University and Stanford University, Ambassador Fujisaki has had a distinguished career since joining the foreign service of Japan in 1969. In 1994, he was appointed deputy director-general of the Asian Affairs Bureau in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He went on to serve as minister in the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. and director-general of the North American Affairs Bureau.

Between 2002 and 2005, Fujisaki served as Japan’s deputy minister for foreign affairs, where his responsibilities included serving as Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s personal representative to the G-8 summit and Japan’s chief negotiator for free trade. Prior to his June 2008 appointment as Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Fujisaki was ambassador and permanent representative of Japan to the international organizations in Geneva.

PRESS CONTACT: Aki Tanabe 203-436-2898

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