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Nobukatsu Kanehara

Nobukatsu Kanehara is Professor of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He served as assistant chief cabinet secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, he also became the inaugural deputy secretary-general of the National Security Secretariat. He also served as deputy director of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. Earlier, Mr. Kanehara served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as director-general of the Bureau of International Law, ambassador in charge of the United Nations and Human Rights, among other positions. He was decorated by the president of the Republic of France with Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur.