Ambassador Hiroshi Oe took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Japan to the OECD on 21 February 2017.
Mr. Oe holds a degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo. In 1979 he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held a number of high-ranking positions: from 1989 to 1991, he was First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in South Korea; from 1991 to 1993, Mr. Oe was Principal Deputy Director at the Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division at the North American Affairs Bureau; from 1993 to 1994, he was Principal Deputy Director of the China Division at the Asian Affairs Bureau. In 1994 Mr. Oe was Counsellor at the Third Department in the Cabinet Legislation Bureau and from 1994 to 1998 he was Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Japan in United States.
From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Oe was nominated Director of the United Nations Policy Division within the Foreign Policy Bureau; from 2000 to 2002, he was Director of the Treaties Division at the Treaties Bureau, then, in 2002 Mr. Oe was appointed Economic Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Oe was professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo; from 2007 to 2009, he was Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, then, in 2009 Director-General for International Affairs at the Ministry of Defense.
In 2011, Mr. Oe was appointed Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and in 2013, Ambassador, Deputy Chief Negotiator at the Government Headquarters for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In 2016 Mr. Oe was promoted to Chief Negotiator for the TPP.
From 2016 until his appointment as Permanent Representative of Japan to the OECD, Mr. Oe was Ambassador, Representative of the Government of Japan to the TPP.
Ambassador Oe is married to Ms. Midori Oe.