Shinsuke J. Sugiyama

Senior Advisor

Shinsuke J. Sugiyama's diplomatic career with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spans over 40 years including appointments as the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Japan’s Ambassador to the U.S.

He has also served in senior positions within MOFA’s Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau as well as the International Cooperation Bureau and the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau. His overseas assignments have included multiple positions at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, Political Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Korea, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Egypt.

As an expert in international law, Sugiyama-san has taught within law schools at universities in Japan and internationally, published articles, edited books and served as a member of the editing committee of the international law journal issued by the International Law Association of Japan.