Yasunori Nakayama
Director General (Acting), The Japan Institute of International Affairs

 Yasunori Nakayama joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan after graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1982. Posts he held in Tokyo include Senior Policy Coordinator in the Foreign policy Bureau, Director of Foreign Nationals Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Director General of International Trade Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He experienced extensive overseas assignments including Embassies in the UK, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines, as well as Permanent Missions to the EU and the Conference on Disarmament, and Consul- General in Toronto, Canada.
 He assumed the present position in September 2018.