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16 November 2023

New Permanent Representative of Japan presents credentials

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

VIENNA, 16 November (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (Vienna), Atsushi Kaifu, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

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

Ambassador Director-General for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department (2021-2023); Chief of Protocol, Minister’s Secretariat (2020-2021); Deputy Assistant Minister, Minister’s Secretariat and Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau (2019-2020); Assistant Minister and Deputy Minister Assistant, Minister’s Secretariat (2019-2020); Minister, Embassy in Germany (2016-2019); Minister, Embassy in the United States (2014-2016); Counsellor, Embassy in the United States (2013-2014); Executive Assistant to Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat (2011-2013); Director, Economic Treaties Division, International Legal Affairs Bureau (2010-2011); Director, Central and South Eastern Europe Division, European Affairs Bureau (2008-2010); Senior Foreign Policy Coordinator, Foreign Policy Bureau (2006-2008); Principal Deputy Director, Overseas Establishments Division, Minister’s Secretariat (2004-2006); First Secretary, Embassy in Germany (2001-2004); Deputy Director, then Principal Deputy Director, Japan-US Security Treaty Division, North American Affairs Bureau (1998-2001); and Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Osaka summit and Deputy Director, Northeast Asia Division, Asian Affairs Bureau (1995-1998).

Mr. Kaifu holds a Bachelor of Arts in law from Hitotsubashi University.

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