Mr. IWAMOTO Keiichi is the Deputy Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He was the Minister, Embassy of Japan in the Lao PDR in 2019 and Director, First China and Mongolia Division, Asia and Oceania Affairs Bureau in 2017. In addition, he served as the Director, Economic Partnership Division, Economic Affairs Bureau and Negotiator, TPP Headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat in 2015. He served as Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the People’s Republic of China in 2010.

Mr. IWAMOTO followed Bachelors of Arts Degree for Chinese Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1988 and he joined with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990. In addition, he studied at Taiwan Normal University in 1992 and Studied International Politics at Beijing University in 1992. He followed Masters of Arts Degree for Regional Studies at the Graduated from Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University in 1995.