Japanese government spokesman to speak on BGF – G7 Summit Initiative topics

Apr 10, 2016Event Updates

( April 11st, 2016) Yasuhisa Kawamura, the Director General for Press and Public Diplomacy for the Japanese government, will discuss themes of the G7 Summit, scheduled for May 26-27 in Japan, in a Boston Global Forum (BGF)  online dialogue. The session will start at 7:30 a.m ( EST ) on Thursday, April 14.


This event will be an important part of the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative, in which BGF experts, in cooperation with Japanese officials, have developed recommendations for action by the seven national leaders who will attend the summit.


Mr. Kawamura, the chief spokesman for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,  will discuss “The Role of Japan in Peace, Security and Development in the World Today’’.

The Director General, who was educated in Japan and the United States, has held  very high-level diplomatic positions around the world.

The Kawamura program  can be seen on the BGF’s Web site — bostonglobalforum.org. BGF members and friends are invited to send questions to Mr. Kawamura via: [email protected]


About Mr Yasuhisa Kawamura

Press Secretary

Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy

1956 Born in Nagoya, Japan

1981 Graduated from Hitotsubashi University (BA of Law)

Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MOFA)

1984 Graduated from Amherst College, MA, USA

Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan to U.S.A.

1988 Deputy Director, Second North America Division, MOFA

1993 Principal Deputy Director, Second Southeast Asia Division, MOFA

1993 First Secretary, Permanent Mission to Int’l Organization in Geneva

1995 Counselor, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia

1998 Director, International Press Division, MOFA

2000 Director, Second International Organization Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA

2002 Counselor, Permanent Mission of Japan to European Union

2004 Representative in Tokyo, Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation

2008 Deputy Press Secretary (Deputy Director General) for Foreign Minister

2010 Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in New York

2012 Deputy Chief of Mission, Consulate General of Japan in New York

2013 Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in India

2015 Press Secretary, Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy

Married, One Daughter