Born in Tokyo in 1927. After graduating from the Faculty of Letters at the University of the Sacred Heart, he studied abroad in the United States and received a Master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He became an associate professor at International Christian University (ICU) in 1974 and a professor at Sophia University in 1980. In 1976, he became the first Japanese woman to serve as a UN minister, a minister of envoys, and a representative of the Japanese government of the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Since 1991, he has been engaged in refugee support activities as the 8th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Retired in December 2000. Since 2001, he has served as Co-Chair of the Human Security Committee, Special Representative of the Government of Japan for Afghanistan, Member of the UN Expert High-Level Committee, and Chair of the Human Security Advisory Committee. From 2003 to 2012, Chairman of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 92 years old.
In the refugee camp in Bangladesh, where Rohingya refugees live, an infected person was confirmed on May 14, and tensions are increasing. Please see how UNHCR supports Covid-19 in the latest report (as of May 1) received from Hosoi staff who continue to deliver support locally https://buff.ly/3dK7q4N