Mami Mizutori, a Trustee of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, is named Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation congratulates Ms. Mizutori on the appointment. Read more here.
Since 2011, Mizutori has been Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. Prior to this she worked for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where her last position was as the Budget Director. Her previous posts include Director of the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the Embassy of Japan in London; Director of the National Security Policy Division; United Nations Policy Division; and the Status of US Forces Agreement Division. She graduated in law from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and obtained a Diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Spain. Ms Mizutori writes on a variety of topics for contemporary Japanese media, such as Monetary and Financial Affairs published by Jiji Press, and analyses for several think tanks, including The Japan Research Institute. She is also a Trustee for the Association for Aid and Relief Japan and the Japan Society, UK.