Counselor for Economic Affairs Embassy of JapanMr. Shigemi Ando was appointed as a Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in August 2019. Since joining Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999, he has served various positions, including Economic Affairs, Development and South East Asia,as well as the Executive Assistant to the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nobuo Kishi. Prior to coming to D.C., he also served as a Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in the United States, and studied law at Kyoto University.