(April2022 ~ March2024)

Nobukatsu KANEHARA

Nobukatsu KANEHARA

Excecutive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Professor of the Faculty of Law Department of Political Science, Doshisha University
The inaugural deputy secretary-general of the National Security Secretariat

1959 Being Born in Yamaguchi. He graduated from Tokyo University and joined MOFA in 1981. He served as Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, he also became the inaugural Deputy Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat, a role which he held until his retirement from government service in 2019. He also served as Deputy Director of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as director-general of the Bureau of International Law, deputy director-general of the Foreign Policy Bureau, ambassador in charge of the United Nations and Human Rights, deputy director-general of European affairs in charge of Russia and Eastern Europe. He served abroad as deputy chief of mission in Seoul; minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.; and minister of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.