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Trinity in Japan: Kiyotaka Akasaka

April 13

Kiyotaka Akasaka (Trinity 1972) is a distinguished Japanese career diplomat and has worked many years in leadership positions at the UN, the OECD and other international organizations. Kiyotaka Akasaka has kindly agreed to join us for a zoom discussion on 13 April from 6pm Tokyo time (10am UK time).

Mr Kiyotaka Akasaka is the President of the Nippon Communications Foundation. He held the position of United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information for five years from 2007 to 2012. He was in charge of the UN Department of Public Information.

Before joining the UN, Mr Akasaka held the position of Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in charge of development, environment, and sustainable development. Mr Akasaka was also Japan’s Ambassador to the UN in 2000 and 2001.

After retiring from the UN in 2012, he held the position of the President of the Foreign Press Center of Japan, a non-profit foundation for assistance to foreign journalists in Japan till 2020. He became President of the Nippon Communications Foundation in 2022.

He is the author of several books relating to the UN and other global affairs.

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