June 2023


from Kenji Shinoda, President, KaFSA

The Kasumigaseki Foreign Service Association (KaFSA) is an organization of retired and active Japanese foreign service officers, founded back in 1940, as an association affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Its aim is to support diplomatic activities of our nation by seeking and widely sharing a more informed understanding of international situation and Japan’s foreign policy inside and outside of the nation through a series of lectures, publications and exchange programs.

In 2020, KaFSA celebrated its 80th anniversary. Following this milestone, we reconfirmed our focus towards our mission.  As part of our efforts, KaFSA is starting to deliver our messages to the international community through this website.

Today, the international community is facing various challenges such as serious threats to the free and open system based on the rule of law, drastic changes in the geopolitical landscape, post pandemic economic impact and traditional global and regional issues. KaFSA is committed to playing its part in addressing these challenges.

We are grateful for your continued support of our activities.