Naofumi Hashimoto

Hashimoto
Hashimoto

Naofumi Hashimoto joined the Japanese Foreign Ministry in 1985. His career has been focused on the Middle East, with overseas service in Damascus (1986-88), Abu Dhabi(1989-91), Kuwait(2001-03), Baghdad(2008-09), Tel Aviv(2009) and Ramallah (2010-12). Before joining MEI as a scholar in September 2012, Hashimoto spent two years living in Ramallah as the Japanese Representative to Palestinian Authority.  In that capacity, he supported the PA's statebuilding  efforts with a strong focus on private sector development to help consolidate the economic basis for the future state.

Email: nao351018@yahoo.it

This individual is a guest contributor for mei.edu, and is not affiliated with The Middle East Institute.