About Us



The Delegation of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament represents the Government of Japan at the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Switzerland. Established on 1 January 1971, the delegation is presently headed by Ambassador OGASAWARA Ichiro. In addition to its principal work of engaging in nuclear disarmament discussions at the CD, the delegation also coordinates disarmament activities on biological and conventional weapons (landmines, cluster munitions, small arms and light weapons, etc.), collects information on disarmament and arms control matters, and participates in negotiations.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary



Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament
1983 March Graduated with BA, Faculty of Liberal Arts, International Christian University (ICU)
1983 April Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
1999 July First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in India
2000 January Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in India
2001 December Director, Domestic Public Relations Division
2003 February Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Division, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department
2005 August Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat
2008 July Minister, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
2011 September Deputy Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department
2012 August (Assumed the additional roles of Associate Deputy Minister for Crisis Management and Deputy Director-General for Consular Affairs)
2012 September Deputy Assistant Minister, Parliamentary Affairs
2014 September Minister, Embassy of Japan in France
2016 May Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Madagascar (and to the Comoros and Mauritius from July 2016 to December 2019 and to Mauritius from May 2016 to August 2017)
2020 January Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Delegation of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament

Contact infomation

Délégation du Japon à la Conférence du Désarmement

Postal address: 3, chemin des Fins, Case postale 133, 1211, Geneve 19, Suisse
Street address: 3, chemin des Fins, 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Geneve, Suisse

(Note that the Delegation’s postal address is different to its street address)

Tel: +41 (0) 22 717 3444
Fax: +41 (0) 22 788 3818

Email: delegation1@gv.mofa.go.jp

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:30 (Monday to Friday)
Closed: Saturday and Sunday