Satoshi Suzuki

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Satoshi Suzuki

Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Satoshi Suzuki has been the Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since July 2017. His responsibilities include: policy planning, policy coordination, national security policy,United Nations and other international organizations, global issues such as cyber security, outer space and terrorism. Previously, he served as Director-General,Intelligence and Analysis Service, and provided regular intelligence briefings to the Foreign Minister and Vice-Minister on regional and international strategic issues.

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984, and held various positions such as Principal Deputy Director, First North America Division; Director, Non-proliferation and Nuclear Energy Division; and Director, First Intelligence and Analysis Division. His overseas assignments include: the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Indonesia. During 2006-2008, he served as Executive Assistant to the Chief Cabinet Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office. From 2009 to 2014, he worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency as Special Assistant to the Director-General. Between 2014 and 2016, he held various senior positions: Deputy Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service, Assistant Vice-Minister for Crisis Management and Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau. He graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1984 and received a MA degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in 1987.