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Iwai Fumio

Iwai Fumio is the Japanese ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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A new step forward in deepening Saudi-Japan relations

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to Saudi Arabia is the first by a Japanese prime minister since former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to the Kingdom in 2020, and as the ambassador of Japan to Saudi Arabia, I am truly honored to be present to witness this visit.

July 15, 2023

Japan, Saudi Arabia growing ties at time of celebration

It is a great honor to celebrate the occasion of the birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito. On Feb. 23, Naruhito turns 62. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the ongoing friendly relations between Japan and Saudi Arabia.

February 22, 2022

Diriyah is a beacon of the Saudi transformation

On behalf of the Japanese citizens, I would love to extend my sincere congratulations on Saudi Arabia’s 91st National Day to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people.

September 22, 2021

Happy birthday Naruhito!

I am Iwai Fumio, the Japanese ambassador to Saudi Arabia. I am grateful that Arab News has given me the opportunity to introduce myself and my assignment here, on the occasion of the 61st birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Naruhito which falls on Feb. 23.

February 23, 2021