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    UNIS/BIO/761
    28 September 2005

    New Permanent Representative of Japan Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 28 September (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (Vienna), Yukiya Amano, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Amano was serving as Director General of the Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Science Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Tokyo (since 2004).

    Mr. Amano has served in many capacities in the course of his career including as: Director General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan (2002-04); Governmental Expert on Disarmament and Non-proliferation (2001); Governmental Expert on Missiles (2001); Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs (1999-2001); Consul General of Japan in Marseille (1997-99); Counsellor, Delegation of Japan to the Disarmament Conference (1994-97); Director, Nuclear Energy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993); and Director, Science Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993).

    Mr. Amano obtained a degree from Tokyo University in Law, and pursued further studies at the Universities of Nice and Besancon in France. He was Instructor for International Poltics at Yamanashi University, and for Disarmament at Sophia University. Mr. Amano was a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard and visiting scholar at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is married.

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