H.E. Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine of Japan received his bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Tokyo University in 1977. He then went on to obtain a Special Diploma in Social Studies from Oxford University.
Ambassador Yasumasa started off his career by joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan in 1977, before studying at Oxford University from 1978 to 1980. He then served in various bureaus from 1980 to 1987, including the Economic Affairs, Asian Affairs, and Treaties bureaus, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1987 to 1990, he worked as the First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., and later the Counsellor of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau of the Prime Minister’s Office from 1990 to 1994.
Shortly after, Ambassador Nagamine served as the Director of the Second West Europe Division of the European Affairs Bureau, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996, before becoming the Director of the Legal Affairs Division of the Treaties Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 1998.
Ambassador Nagamine became the Minister of the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, India, as well as the Minister of the Embassy of Japan in London, United Kingdom from 1998 to 2002 in that order.
Ambassador Nagamine has also worked as the Deputy Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau, the Deputy Director-General of the Treaties Bureau, and the Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2007.
More recently, he as served as the Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco, United States of America, and the Director-General of the International Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2010.
As of September 2012, Ambassador Nagamine was designated as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Netherlands.
Ambassador Nagamine is married with two daughters.