Stability and security in the Indo-Pacific: the future of the Quad

His Excellency YAMAGAMI Shingo is the Ambassador of Japan to Australia following his appointment in December 2020. Prior to his being posted to Australia, Ambassador Yamagami served as Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018-2020). Ambassador Yamagami has previously served overseas in diplomatic postings to the United Kingdom as Political Minister (2009-2012), Geneva, Switzerland as Economic Counsellor for the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations (2000-2003), Hong Kong as Consul (1998-2000), and the United States as Second Secretary (1987-1990). Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yamagami has previously served as Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service (2017-2018), and Ambassador for Policy Planning and International Security Policy (Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau) (2014-2015). Outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yamagami was Director-General (Acting) at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (2015-2017). He was also seconded to the National Police Agency as Director of the Police Administration, Ibaraki Prefectural Police (2007-2009). Ambassador Yamagami has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tokyo and studied at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.



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