Dec 16, 2015

Abe urges ambassadors from abroad to sing Japan's tourism praises

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday asked foreign ambassadors to Japan to promote his nation’s attractions. Abe made the request at a luncheon he hosted for the envoys at his official residence in Tokyo. Twenty-four ambassadors who speak Japanese took part, including Cheng Yonghua ...

Sep 30, 2014

Japan announces new ambassadors

The government on Tuesday named Akira Yamada, a former director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, as the nation’s next ambassador to Mexico. Yamada, 56, joined the ministry in 1981. He also served as deputy director general of its ...