Guest - H.E. Mr. IWAMA Kiminori

Chief Guest

H.E. Mr. IWAMA Kiminori


Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh

H.E. Mr. IWAMA Kiminori

Ambassador IWAMA assumed his current responsibility in December 2022, and prior to that, served as Consul-General of Japan in Düsseldorf, Germany.

IWAMA Kiminori has had diverse experiences in his diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA). In 2003, he was appointed as Counsellor at Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva and worked there for about three years. In August 2006, he was assigned as a Director of Loan Aid Division, International Cooperation Bureau, MOFA, and from July 2007 to July 2009, IWAMA was working as a Director of Oceania Division, Asian and Oceanian Bureau. After that, he was assigned to work as a Chamberlain to the Crown Prince at Imperial Household Agency. In 2012, he was posted in Thailand, as Minister for Economic Affairs, and subsequently to Berlin, Germany as Minister for Head of Chancellery and public diplomacy in 2014. IWAMA returned to Tokyo in July 2018 and served as Chief of Protocol at MOFA until January 2020.

IWAMA Kiminori joined MOFA in 1986 and was educated at Kyoto University (Law) and at University of Kiel in Germany. He is married with one daughter.