Ambassador Wada's Profile

Birth Date & Place:
Born in Japan on July 28, 1960

LL.B, Department of Law, University of Tokyo (1983)

M.A, Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1987)

Professional Career:
1983                  Join Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Japan

1984-1987         Studied in the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America

1992                   Deputy Director, Oceania Division, MOFA

1993                   Deputy Director, Administrative Management Bureau, Management and Coordination Agency
1995                   First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the People’s Republic of China

1997                   Deputy Director, Financial Affairs Division, MOFA

1999                   First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva

2002                   Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia

2003                   Director, Research and Programming Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau, MOFA

2004                   Director, First Country Assistance Planning Division, MOFA

2006                   Director, Grant Aid & Technical Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, MOFA

2007                   Minister, Embassy of Japan in the People’s Republic of China

2011                   Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau and Southeast and
                           Southwest Asian Affairs Department

2014                   Minister, Embassy of Japan in the People’s Republic of China

2015                   Assistant Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau; Secretary-General,
                           Secretariat for PALM7; Assistant Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, MOFA

2015                   Consul-General of Japan in Detroit (Michigan and Ohio)

2018                   Consul-General (Ambassador), Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong

2021 (Nov)           Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Pakistan

He is married to Naoko and they have two children.