Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki is currently President of Nakasone Peace Institute and President of the America-Japan Society of Japan. As a Japanese diplomat he served as ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2012. Before that he was Ambassador to the United Nations and to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, serving as the chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. His other Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts include terms as deputy director-general for Asian Affairs and director-general for North American Affairs, before being appointed as the deputy foreign minister. He studied at Keio University, Brown University and Stanford Graduate School.