His Excellency YAMAGAMI Shingo is the Ambassador of Japan to Australia following his appointment in December 2020. Prior to his being posted to Australia, Ambassador Yamagami served as Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018-2020). Ambassador Yamagami has previously served overseas in diplomatic postings to the United Kingdom as Political Minister (2009-2012), Geneva, Switzerland as Economic Counsellor for the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations (2000-2003), Hong Kong as Consul (1998-2000), and the United States as Second Secretary (1987-1990). Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yamagami has previously served as Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service (2017-2018), and Ambassador for Policy Planning and International Security Policy (Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau) (2014-2015). Outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yamagami was Director-General (Acting) at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (2015-2017). He was also seconded to the National Police Agency as Director of the Police Administration, Ibaraki Prefectural Police (2007-2009). Ambassador Yamagami has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tokyo and studied at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
Stability and security in the Indo-Pacific: the future of the Quad
Ambassador Yamagami Shingo, March 26, 2021