H.E. Dr. Bashir Mohabbat

Dr. Bashir Mohabbat was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 26, 1956.

Beginning October 1976 and through February 1977, Dr. Mohabbat studied Japanese language at Tokyo's Takashoku University.

He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Nagoya’s Chukyo University in 1982, an M.A. in International Law from Meijo University in Nagoya in 1985.

Upon graduation and while continuing his research in the field of International Law at Meijo University, Dr. Mohabbat taught International Relations, Central Asian History and Culture, and English at a number of universities in and around Nagoya between 1986 and 1990.

Dr. Mohabbat left the academic sector for a period of five years as from 1990 to 1995, he served as the Sales Manager at a Japanese automotive company based in California.

In 1996, he returned to the teaching, lecturing on the aforementioned subjects at multiple universities and colleges in Nagoya. During this same period, Dr. Mohabbat also served as an official translator for the prefectural police department of Aichi Prefecture in Dari, Pashto, and English. He served in this capacity up until 2002.

From 2003, Dr. Mohabbat entered into the service of his nation, holding the title of Second Secretary and Consul at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo until he was promoted to First Secretary in 2004. Dr. Mohabbat continued to serve as First Secretary until 2007, the same year that he received his Ph.D in International Law from Nihon University’s Tokyo Campus.

From 2007 to March of 2010, Dr. Mohabbat served in the role of Special Assistant to the Ambassador.

From March 2010 to October 2012, Dr. Mohabbat was reappointed as the Counsellor for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.

From July to December 2010, he served as Charge d’Affaires a.i. at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Mohabbat served in the role of Special Assistant to the Ambassador.

In 2015, he was appointed as Director of Foreign Policy and International Relations at Center for Strategic Studies of Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Kabul, Afghanistan.

In April of 2016, Dr. Mohabbat rejoined as Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.

On July 19, 2017, Dr. Mohabbat presented his Letter of Credence to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan at the Imperial Court and became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan.

Of Dr. Mohabbat’s many accomplishment, notable are the special and close relationships that he has built with prominent Japanese political, economic and cultural organizations and groups, the receipt of his Ph.D in International Relations from Nihon University, his contributions as an instructor in the same field at a number of universities and colleges, his service to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through his various roles for nearly a decade at the Embassy in Tokyo.

Dr. Mohabbat is fluent in Pashto, Dari, Japanese, and English. Currently, he is also studying Chinese and Spanish.

His hobbies include reading, watching movies, traveling, playing golf, soccer, swimming and horseback riding.

He is married with one daughter.