Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New Japanese Ambassador

The Japan Times reported today that Ichiro Fujisaki has been appointed to be the new ambassador from Japan to the United States, taking over from Ryozo Kato, who has been there six years.

At a faculty party this evening, I chatted with two faculty members who know Fujisaki-san personally. I'm told that he is a Keio graduate. Although he seems to (currently) have a low profile in the press, his resume is impressive, and includes time in Geneva and Washington since joining the Foreign Ministry in 1969.

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