About Us


Ambassador KINEFUCHI Masami

Ambassador KINEFUCHI, Masami

 He received official appointment as Ambassador of Japan to Timor-Leste on February 5, 2020 and arrived to assume his duty on March 12.
◇Professional Career◇

1983 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) (Japan)
1988 Deputy Director, Policy Planning Division, Information, Analysis and Research Bureau, MOFA
1991 Deputy Director, Loan Aid Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau, MOFA
1993 Principal Deputy Director, Southwest Asia Division, Asian Affairs Bureau, MOFA
1995 Senior Assistant to Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs, MOFA
1997 First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Canada
1999 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan
2001 Director, Country Planning Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau, MOFA
2002 Director, 1st ODA Loan Division (Thailand, Myanmar, East Timor etc), Japan Bank for the International Cooperation (JBIC)
2004 Director for Policy Evaluation and Administrative Review, Minister’s Secretariat, MOFA
2005 Director, Information and Communication Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MOFA
2007 Minister & DCM, Embassy of Japan in Australia
2010 Minister & DCM, Embassy of Japan in Egypt
2013 Assistant Vice- Minister of Justice(Deputy Director-General for the Immigration Bureau)
2015 Consul General of Japan in Nashville (Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee)
2018 Director General of Refugee Assistance Headquarters

◇Educational Background◇

Graduated from National Defence Academy (1981)
Graduated from the School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University (MA and Ph.D Candidate) (1986)

Marital Status: Married with two children
Hobbies: Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Music, Cooking.

Contact Information


Address Avenida de Portugal, Pantai Kelapa, Dili, Timor-Leste (P.O. Box 175)

+670-3323131, +670-3323132

Fax +670-3323130

japan.embassy.in.timor-leste (at) di.mofa.go.jp

Office hours

Monday to Friday (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

08:45 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:30

Office hours for Consular Section

Monday to Friday (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays

08:45 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:30