Shotaro Oshima

Courses in 2013

Education & Employment

  • 1968    B.A. in Law, University of Tokyo
  • 1968    Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1980    First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., USA
  • 1983    Counsellor, Japanese Embassy in Israel
  • 1985    Director, First Southeast Asia Division, Asian Affairs Bureau, MOFA
  • 1987    Director, Policy Planning Division, Planning and Information Analysis Bureau
  • 1989    Director, Overseas Establishments Division, Minister's Secretariat
  • 1991    Minister, Embassy of Japan in Moscow, Russia
  • 1994    Minister, Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., USA
  • 1997    Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA
  • 2000    Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
  • 2001    Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 2002    Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva
  • 2005    Ambassador to Korea
  • 2007    Ambassador in charge of International Trade and Economy
    concurrently, Ambassador in charge of Inspection
  • 2008    Retired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Present:    Member, Appellate Body, WTO
    Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
    Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

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