Koichi Ai

Koichi Ai

Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.
Koichi Ai

Research Project: The Resilience of U.S.-Japan Bilateral Relations: An Analysis of the American Public Opinion and Perceptions

Koichi Ai studied law at the University of Tokyo and subsequently earned his M.A. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (MALD, 1992). He currently serves as Minister and Head of Chancery at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. Prior to his current position, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris. Joining the Foreign Service in 1989, he has served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Counsel for Treaties Negotiation; Director, Ocean Affairs; Director, Policy Planning; and Director, International Economy. Before his post in Paris, he was the Director General (Acting) at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, a foreign policy think-tank in Tokyo. His project is titled “The Resilience of U.S.-Japan Bilateral Relations: An Analysis of American Public Opinion and Perceptions.”

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