• Oct 22, 2020 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Latest Activity: Oct 17


Can India-Japan Partnership be the crucial pillar for a free and open Indio-Pacific?

22nd October | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (IST)



Nobukatsu Kanehara, Professor, Doshisha University; Former Japanese Senior Diplomat and Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo (2012-2019)



Professional Record in the Government:

3/1981               Graduated from the Department of Law, Tokyo University            

4/1981               Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) 

1984-1986         Permanent Mission of Japan to the European Union

1986-1989         Legal Affairs Division, Treaties Bureau, MOFA

1989-1993         Deputy Director, Russian Division, European and Oceania Affairs Bureau, MOFA

1993-1995         Principal Deputy Director, US/Japan Security Treaty Division, North American Affairs Bureau, MOFA

1995-1998         Counselor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations

1998-2000         Director, Legal Affairs Division, Treaties Bureau, MOFA

2000-2001         Director, Policy Planning Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA

2001-2003         Director, US/Japan Security Treaty Division, MOFA

2003-2004         Counselor, Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C

2004-2006         Minister, Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.

2006-2008         Director, Policy Coordination Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA

2008-2010         Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, MOFA

2010-2011         Ambassador in charge of the United Nations Affairs, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA

2011-2012         Minister, Embassy of Japan, Republic of Korea

2012                    Deputy Director, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office

2012                    Director-General, International Legal Affairs Bureau, MOFA

2012             Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat

2014             Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary-General of National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat

2019    Retired from the government of Japan

Teaching Experience:

1999-2001         Lecturer, Graduate School of Law, Waseda University (International Law)

2009-2010         Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Waseda University (Japanese Foreign Policy)

2020-            Special Visiting Professor, Doshisha University (Japanese Security Policy and History of Japanese Foreign Policy)


2015             Decorated with the legion d’honneur chevalier by the president of Republic of France



Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times and Distinguished Fellow & Head Strategic Affairs, Ananta Aspen Centre



Pramit Pal Chaudhuri writes on political, security, and economic issues. He previously wrote for the Statesman and the Telegraph in Calcutta. He served on the National Security Advisory Board of the Indian government from 2011-2015. Among other affiliations, he is a member of the Asia Society Global Council, the Aspen Institute Italia, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and the Mont Pelerin Society. Pramit is also a senior associate of Rhodium Group, New York City, advisor to the Bower Group Asia in India, a member of the Council on Emerging Markets, Washington, DC, and a delegate for the Confederation of Indian Industry-Aspen Strategy Group Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue and the Ananta Aspen Strategic Dialogues with Japan, China and Israel. Born in 1964, he has visited over fifty countries on five continents. Mr. Pal Chaudhuri is a history graduate from Cornell University.



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