Tomiko Ichikawa

    Director General, The Japan Institute of International Affairs

    Acting Director, Center for Disarmament, Science and Technology


Bachelor in Law, University of Tokyo, Japan
MA, International relations and contemporary war, King’s College London, UK

Professional Experience

Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985. Assignments in Japan include Directorship at West Europe Division, Economic Integration Division (EU), Non-proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division as well as Economic Policy Division. Overseas postings include Embassy of Japan in the UK and Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna. Also assumed positions in the international organizations as Political Affairs Officer at UNPROFOR (UN PKO in the Former Yugoslavia) and Special Assistant to the Director General, IAEA. Assumed the current position in July 2020.