OJCA Speakers Series 2020: Minister Akira Imamura

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa.

Date/Time: Thursday February 27th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Place: The auditorium of the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa, 255 Sussex Dr.

You are cordially invited to attend the OJCA’s first Speaker Series lecture of the year featuring: Minister Akira Imamura, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Canada

Please join Minister Imamura and hear a lively presentation on current Japanese diplomacy and Japan-Canada relations. Discussion is encouraged, and Minister Imamura will draw upon a breadth of knowledge gained from his wide range of international postings and experience.

Topics to be covered include:
Japan’s National Security Strategy, the current state of Japan-Canada relations, future perspectives on strengthening Japan-Canada relations and Japan’s vision of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

Please R.S.V.P. to OJCA board member Matt Miwa by Wednesday February 26th: ojca.rsvp@gmail.com
Light refreshments will be provided care of the OJCA.

We look forward to seeing you there!


More on Deputy Head of Mission Akira Imamura:

1984 – Graduated from University of Tokyo, College of Arts and Sciences,
Department of International Relations
1984 – Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
1987 – Completed Certificate Program of Harriman Institute for the Advanced Study of the Soviet Union, Columbia University
2004 – Director, Central and South Eastern Europe Division (MOFA)
2006 – Director, Overseas Establishments Division (MOFA)
2008 – Minister for Information and Culture, Embassy of Japan in Russia
2011 – Minister for General Affairs, Embassy of Japan in UK
2013 – Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Australia
2015 – Consul-General in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
2016 – Assistant Secretary General, Board of Audit of Japan
2018 – Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Canada


  • Co-authored a book “Russia and CIS Countries by Maps and Figures” (1993).
  • Articles on Japan-Russia relations in both Japanese and Russian journals.
  • Translation of “History of Russian Culture in the 20th century” by Solomon Volkov is expected to be published in January, 2019.