Senior Visiting Academy Fellow (2014)
Akio Miyajima

Areas of expertise

  • Japan’s foreign relations (US, Asia-Pacific, UK, UN)
  • UN (Security Council, Security Council reform, Human Rights)
  • Political analysis, policy, planning, culture and public relations

Past experience

2016 -Director-General of International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office
2014-16 Academy Associate, Chatham House 
2014Senior Visiting Academy Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Special Adviser to the Governor on International Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

2013-14Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, London
2011-13Special Advisor to Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy, Ambassador in Charge of UN Affairs, Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, Tokyo
2007-11Minister, Political Coordinator of Security Council, Japan’s Mission to the UN, New York, USA
2003-07Minister, Embassy of Japan, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2001-03Director, First North America Division, North American Affairs Bureau, Tokyo
1999 - 2001Director, Oceanian Division, Asia-Pacific Affairs Bureau, Tokyo
1997-99Deputy Director, Special Assistant, Policy Coordination Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Tokyo
1994-97First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC, USA
1992-93Deputy Director, First South East Division, Asian Affairs Bureau, Tokyo
1990-92Assistant Director, Overseas Establishments Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Tokyo
1988–90Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Division for the Prevention of Terrorism, Consular and Migration Department, Tokyo
1986-88Division of UN Specialized Agency, UN Affairs Bureau, Tokyo
1984-86Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Sultanate of Oman
1982-84Graduate School, Yale University (International Relations, MA)
1981Graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo (political science, BA) and entered Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan