Activities: 2003: Bio: Kato

May 15, 2003 Ambassador Ryozo Kato

Ambassador Ryozo Kato,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America

1941   Born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan
1964   Passed Higher Diplomatic Service Examination
1965   Graduated from Tokyo University, Faculty of Law
    Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan
1981   Director, Security Affairs Division, North American Affairs Bureau, MOFA
1984   Director, Treaties Division, Treaties Bureau, MOFA
1987   Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States
1990   Director, General Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat, MOFA
1992   Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, MOFA
1994   Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco
1995   Director-General, Asian Affairs Bureau, MOFA
1997   Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA
1999   Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, MOFA 
2001   Ambassador E.& P. to the United States of America

Married to Hanayo and they have three children.

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