About the Mission - Ambassador OTABE

H.E.Mr. Yoichi OTABE
Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary
Permanent representative of Japan in Geneva
The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva
1974.4 Entered Ministry of Forein Affairs of Japan
1975.8 Attache, Embassy of Japan in France
1977.8 Assistant Director, First International Economic Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1980.6 Assistant Director, Petroleum Policy Division, Petroleum Bureau, Ministry of International Trade & Industry
1982.5 Deputy Director, First South East Asia Division, Asian Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985.8 First Secretary, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris
1988.8 Deputy Director, General Affairs Division. Economic Affairs Bureau Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1989.10 Senior Assistant, for Summit, Economic Affairs Bureau Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1990.8 Director, Second International Organizations Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992.8 Director, Policy Planning Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995.2 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the U.S.
1997.2 Harvard University (Center for International Affairs)
1998.7 Minister, Embassy of Japan to the Republic of Korea
2001.4 Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sous-sherpa)
2002.3 Deputy Director-General Foreign Policy Bureau (Sous-sherpa)
2003.8 Minister, Embassy of Japan in France
2005.8 Director-General for African Affairs (APR)
2007.1 Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau (Foreign Affairs Sous-sherpa)
2009.1 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs(G8 Sherpa)
2011.1 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Japan
 to the International Organizations in Geneva