Yukiya Amano

Yukiya Amano

Yukiya Amano (天野之弥 "Amano Yukiya", May 9 1946 - ) is a Japanese diplomat and international civil servant for the United Nations and its subdivitions. He is currently the ambassador and resident representative from Japan for the International Atomic Energy Agency.


Amano was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on May 9, 1946. He entered Tokyo University in 1968 and passed the examination for first-class foreign services during the college years. After gradated from the Faculty of Law, He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972. In the ministry he is specialized in the international disarmament issue and nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

He held posts in the ministry such as the Director of the Science Division, Director of the Nuclear Energy Division in 1993. He was appointed Director-General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs in August 2002 and Director-General of the Disarmament, Nonproliferation and Science Department in August 2004.

He has served in the Embassies of Japan in Vientiane, Washington and Brussels, in the Delegation of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and was Consul General of Japan in Marseille in 1997.

He also has been involved in the international negotiation such as the NPT extension, the CTBT, the BTWC verification protocol, the amendment of the CCW and the ICOC. He represented Japan as a Governmental Expert on the UN Panel on Missiles in April 2001 and in the UN Expert Group on Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education in July 2001. He headed the Japanese delegation on the IAEA's 35-nation board of governors and was chairman of the policy-making body in 2005-06.

On September 2008, Japanese government announced that it nominated Amano to the next Director General of the IAEA. [ [http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnLQ457600.html Japan nominates Amano to succeed IAEA chief ElBaradei] , September 26, 2008, Reuters ] Current Director Mohamed ElBaradei said he will not seek a fourth term after his current mandate runs out in November 2009.


* [http://www.mofa.go.jp/ICSFiles/afieldfile/2008/09/26/h2009_amano_1.pdf 天野之弥ウィーン代表部大使略歴] , Ministry of Foreign Affairs
* [http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/Board/yukiya_amano_bio.html Board of Governors : Chair for 2005-2006 Mr. Yukiya Amano, Ambassador and Resident Representative from Japan] , IAEA

External links

* [http://www.iaea.org/index.html International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)]

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