Mr. Kodama joined the Japanese Foreign Service in 1976 and studied at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics). He was Press Secretary from 2008 to 2010. His overseas postings include Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Japanese Ambassador to the OECD and most recently, Japanese Ambassador to the European Union (from 2016 to 2020). In November 2020, he was elected as the President of Foreign Press Center Japan. He is a visiting professor for international politics at the law faculty of the University of Hiroshima.
EU and Japanese models of quality infrastructure building and connectivity: shared values and potential for cooperation
Ambassador Kazuo Kodama, February 17, 2022