Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations; Chairperson, UN Peacebuilding Commission, New York
1969 Joined Japan's diplomatic service, served in London, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Jakarta, Vienna, and Washington,D.C.
1981-1988 Japanese Mission to the U.N.
1987-2000 Ambassador of the Japanese Mission to the U.N.
1988-1989 Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, served as Director of Western Europe Division
1989-1992 Director of UN Policy Division
1993-1997 Assistant Secretary-General, Controller of the United Nations
2000-2001 Director-General for Multilateral Cooperation Department
2001-2005 Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
since 2007 Permanent Representative of the Japanese Mission to the U.N.