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    UNIS/BIO/1249
    4 September 2019

    New Permanent Representative of Japan presents Credentials

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

    VIENNA, 4 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (Vienna), Takeshi Hikihara, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Hikihara has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic (2015); Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014); Assistant Vice-Minister, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013); Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012); Consul General in Boston, United States (2010); Special Assistant, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010); Ambassador, Secretary General for the Japan Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings in 2010 (2009); Minister, Embassy in Russia (2006); Counselor, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary's Office (2004); Director, First West Europe Division, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002); Director Southwest Asia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000); Director, Office of the Parliamentary Vice Ministers and Director, Office of Administration Reform, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999); member of the Japanese delegation to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (1994).

    Mr. Hikihara holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Tokyo.

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