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New Consul General of Japan arrived in Vladivostok

On October 21, the new Consul General of Japan Tatsuhiko KASAI arrived in Vladivostok and began his service. Information agency "Data" informs about it.

Mr. KASAI was born 15 March 1956 year. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Nagasaki State University, specializing in trade, and is also a Master of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

His career began in 1978 year in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The track record of the new Consul General is quite impressive: Assistant to the Head of the Division of Russia of the Department of Europe and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Senior Specialist of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Japan in the Kyrgyz Republic, Alternate Director for Japan (Alternate Director for Japan) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London In the past few years, Tatsuhiko KASAI was the head of the department of Japanese-Russian economic relations of the Department of Europe's Foreign Ministry and Japan, then in 2013 year became the Head of the Department of International Cultural Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Previous Consul General of Japan in Vladivostok Ito Nobuaki has already left Primorye. His tenure as Consul General began in May 2011 2014 and ended 31 July 2014.

Before the arrival of the new head of the consular mission, his duties were temporarily performed by Hasegawa Tomonori.
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