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Yukio Satoh Biography

Title:
President of the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“It is an urgently required task for the international community to put an end to the vicious cycle of violence and retaliation which has been repeated since the fall of 2000, and to resume a political process which will make it possible for two states, Israel and Palestine, to coexist peacefully within secure and recognized boundaries.”

At the Emergency Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly on “Illegal Israeli Actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the Rest of the Occupied Territories,” May 7, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo
  • Member of the Council, International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), 2005
  • Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, 1998-2002
  • Ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands, 1994-1996
  • Ambassador of Japan to Australia, 1996-1998
  • Entered the foreign service, 1961
Education:
  • Edinburgh University, 1961-1963
  • University of Tokyo, Law, 1961
Other:
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