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Japan's International Cooperation

Japan's International Cooperation


Consul General Namba will give a presentation on "Japan's International Cooperation" including the U.S.-Japan relationship. He will elaborate on Japan's international efforts, which include hosting the G8 Summit and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development last year. CG Namba earned his degree in commercial science from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. He entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972 and since has served in many of Japan’s foreign posts, including cities in the U.S., India and Zimbabwe. He also served in the Permanent Mission of Japan to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland. After serving as the senior coordinator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Developing Economies Division, he became director of the ministry’s Multilateral Cultural Cooperation Division. Prior to assuming his current post as consul general of the Northwest region, Namba served as director of the Overseas Disaster Assistance Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.