Kono

Akira
Kono
Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau and Ambassador for Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Born on 14th July, 1961 at Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Married, with two children

March 1984 Graduated from Kyoto University (Faculty of Law)

April 1984 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

January 2000 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines

October 2001 Director, Domestic Inspections Division, Minister’s Secretariat (MOFA)

April 2002 Director, Country Assistance Planning Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau (MOFA)

January 2005 Director, Western Europe Division, European Affairs Bureau (MOFA)

July 2007 Director, Development Finance Office, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance (MOF)

October 2009 Director, First Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service (MOFA)

August 2011 Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan

September 2013 Deputy Director-General, African Affairs Department, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau (MOFA)

January 2014 (Concurrently)
Deputy Assistant Vice-Minister (Crisis Management)/
Deputy Director-General, Consular Affairs Bureau (MOFA)

July 2014 Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau (MOFA), Ambassador in charge of UN Affairs, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy

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