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5 March 2012

New Permanent Representative of Japan
Presents Credentials

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

VIENNA, 5 March (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Toshiro Ozawa, 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 Mr. Ozawa has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador to South Africa (2008-2011); Executive Director, International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office (2006-2008); Ambassador to the United Nations (2003-2006); Consul-General of Japan at Vancouver, Canada (2001-2003); Acting Director and Senior Research Fellow, Japan Institute for International Affairs (1999-2001); Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau (1998-1999); Minister, Embassy in Malaysia (1996-1998); Minister-Counsellor, Embassy in Russian Federation (1994-1996); Director, North American Division (1992-1994); Director, Japan-US Security Treaty Division, both in the North American Affairs Bureau (1991-1992).

Mr. Ozawa holds a degree in Law from Tokyo University.

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