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     UNIS/BIO/1063
    8 September 2014

    New Permanent Representative of Japan presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 8 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (Vienna), Mitsuru Kitano, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he joined in 1980, Mr. Kitano has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador, Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department (2012); Assistant Vice-Minister, Parliamentary Affairs (2011); Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau (2010); Deputy Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department (2009-2011); Assistant Vice-Minister, Crisis Management (2009); Deputy Director-General, International Legal Affairs Bureau (2008); Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States (2005); Minister, Embassy of Japan in Vietnam (2002); Director of Loan Aid Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau,(2000); Director of Nuclear Affairs Division, Foreign Policy Bureau (1998); Legal Counselor, Cabinet Legislation Bureau (1995).

    Mr. Kitano holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Letters and a Master's Degree from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva.

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