New Japanese envoys to Germany, EU named.
The Japanese government on Tuesday appointed new ambassadors to Germany, Slovakia, Serbia-Montenegro and Japan's mission to the European Union.
Toshiyuki Takano, 61, ambassador to South Korea, was named ambassador to Germany, succeeding Yushu Takashima. Takekazu Kawamura, 62, ambassador in charge of inspection, was appointed ambassador to Japan's mission to the European Union, replacing Kazuo Asakai.
Takano has served as a counsellor at the Japanese Embassy in the United States, ambassador in Singapore and deputy foreign minister before becoming ambassador to South Korea.
Kawamura served as a counsellor in Belgium, a minister in France and ambassador to Iran.
Makoto Washizu, 56, was named ambassador to Slovakia after serving in posts including his stint at the transport ministry, while Tadashi Nagai, 62, was appointed ambassador to Serbia-Montenegro following his post as counsellor in Germany and Yugoslavia and consul general in Portland.
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|Publication:||Japan Policy & Politics|
|Date:||Sep 12, 2005|
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