Mr. Kenzo Oshima

Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1967)
Served at the Embassy of Japan in France, India, US, Australia, and the Permanent Mission in New York
Director-General, Economic Cooperation Bureau (MOFA) (1997-99)
Director-General, Office for International Peace Cooperation (Prime Minister’s Office)
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations (2001-03)
Ambassador to Australia (2003-04)
Ambassador to the United Nations (2004-07)
Senior Vice-President, JICA (2007-11)
Member, Diet-appointed Investigation Commission of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (2011)
Commissioner, Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (2012-13)


Kenzo Oshima is a retired diplomat, with extensive work experience in the United Nations and practitioner experiences in international development and humanitarian areas at the Foreign Ministry and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Currently, Mr. Oshima is serving as the Managing Director of the Africa Society of Japan and as Guest Professor at Hiroshima University and Kwansei University.