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The Japanese government on Monday named Tetsuya Kimura, consul general in Munich, Germany, as its new deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, effective immediately.

Kimura, 58, joins U.N. Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane and fellow Deputy Permanent Representative Takeshi Osuga at a time when the international community is scrambling to respond to the novel coronavirus and subsequent economic downturn.

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