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List of Japanese woman working at international organizations, other posts

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(Bungeishunju: March 2015 – pp. 243 – 244)


Izumi Nakamitsu (51 years old)

Assistant secretary-general of the United Nations, assistant administrator of UNDP and director of the Crisis Response Unit


Served as director of the Asia and the Middle East Division in the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), including Afghanistan and Syria.

Nahoko Shindo (51)

World Health Organization medical officer


Participated in WHO response to diseases such as SARS and avian influenza.

Rumiko Seya (37)

President of Japan Center for Conflict Prevention (JCCP, director of JCCP M Co. Ltd.


Made efforts for conflict resolution and disarmament around the world, including Somalia and Sudan.

Naoko Ishii (55)

CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), former deputy vice minister of finance (MOF)


Recipient of awards for writings, including Suntory Prize

Naoko Imoto (38)

UNICEF staff member, former Olympic swimmer


Engaged in support activities in Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Lima, and other countries.

Keiko Tanaka (54)

Japanese Ambassador to Uruguay, first Japanese woman appointed as ambassador from the private sector


Served as spokeswoman for Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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