• SHARE

The Foreign Ministry has given an outside health expert who specializes in infectious diseases the task of helping shape diplomatic policies on aid to developing countries.

Osamu Kunii, 38, a former lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Juntendo University, was given a post equivalent to division assistant director on Monday, a post he will hold for three years, the ministry said.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW