The Kasumigaseki Foreign Service Association (KaFSA) was established in 1940 to study the international affairs so as to contribute to the promotion of diplomacy and to facilitate exchanges among its members.

Today, it has around 1,100 members. The membership is open to those who work or have worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its diplomatic missions abroad. 

The activities of KaFSA include;
-inform the members by organizing monthly lectures and publishing monthly bulletin for the members.
-inform the public through its website and by
organizing lectures open to the public.
-promote the exchanges with the central and local government, the business sector and the academia.
-exchange views with sister organizations abroad.

Board of Directors (2021-)
President SHINODA, Kenji Former Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, and to the Republic of Singapore
Vice President SHIRAISHI, KazukoFormer Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania / Former Ambassador for Women, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, and Arctic Affairs
Executive Vice President TSUJI, Masaru President of the Society for promotion of Japanese Diplomacy / Visiting Professor, Osaka University Graduates school of Law and Politics / Former Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, and to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Members of the Board of Directors ITO, Misako Secretary-General of the Japan CULCON Secretariat / Former Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan in the U.S. (as Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center) and in Singapore (as Director of Japan Creative Centre)
KAWAMURA, YasuhisaBoard of the Japan UNESCO Committee, Ambassador to Canada(2019-22),  Ambassador to the United Nations(DPR)(2017-19),Foreign Press Secretary(2015-7), OECD Tokyo Representative(2004-8)
MAEDA, Ryuhei Former Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, also accredited to the Principality of Liechtenstein
MARUYAMA, Junichi Former Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, also accredited to Montenegro
SATO, Kuni Former Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO / Former Ambassador to Hungary
YOKOI, YutakaFormer Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, Former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
Auditor KIMURA, Masato Former Consul of the Consulate-General of Japan in Frankfurt / Former First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
TAKAHASHI, Hiroshi Former Principle Political Advisor, United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) / Former Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Adviser SEKIBA, Chikako Former Vice President and Professor Emerita, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
Secretary General KURASHIMA, Yoshiyuki Former Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan in the French Republic

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Administrative Office
Kasumigaseki Foreign Service Association (Kasumigaseki-kai)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Annex
2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919 Japan
TEL :+81-3-3580-3311  ext.2295    DIR :+81-3581-0597  
FAX :+81-3-3580-8140
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