7 December 2001


VIENNA, 7 December (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (Vienna), Yukio Takasu, presented his credentials on Friday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Takasu was Director-General for Multilateral Cooperation Department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Since early 1997, he was Ambassador to the United Nations and represented Japan on the Security Council (1997-1998) and other UN Conferences for three years. In 1993 Mr. Takasu was appointed by the Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General, Controller of the United Nations in New York.

Between 1992 and 1993, he was Deputy Chief of Mission, minister of the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia. At the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Mr. Takasu was responsible for Japan's policy toward Western Europe from 1988-1989 and the United Nations from 1989-1992.

Mr. Takasu joined Japan’s diplomatic service in 1969, and subsequently served in various overseas posts (London, Kuala Lumpur, New York).

Mr. Takasu earned his degrees at the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law) and Oxford University (Merton College).

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