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About the Speech:

In his address to the IIEA, Ambassador Fujisaki discussed the current challenges in the diplomatic and security environment in East Asia. In particular, Ambassador Fujisaki gave his perspectives on relations between Japan and China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and the US, and the changing dynamics in the geopolitics of the region.


About the Speaker:

Ichiro Fujisaki is currently the President of the American-Japan Society. He is a Japanese diplomat who served as Ambassador to the United States (from 2008 to 2012). He previously was Ambassador to the United Nations and to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, serving as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Ambassador Fujisaki has also held posts in Jakarta, Paris (OECD), and London; his other Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts include terms as Deputy Director-General for Asian Affairs and Director-General for North American Affairs before being appointed as the Deputy Foreign Minister.