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Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka
In his professional career spanning more than two decades, Ambassador Sugiyama has held many senior positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs such as that of Senior Coordinator, Management and Coordination Division and Financial Affairs Division; Director, Russia Assistance Division; Director, WTO Dispute Settlement Division, Economic Affairs Bureau; Director, Second Latin America and Caribbean Division Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Director, Mexico and Central America Division Latin America and Caribbean Affairs. His diplomatic postings include that of Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines; Director, Japan Information Center; Consulate-General of Japan in New York; and Minister, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United States. At present, he is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sri Lanka. Ambassador Sugiyama is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Massachusetts, United States.