Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

National Aug 7, 2019

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

The government is considering appointing Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of media conglomerate the Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland, a government source said Wednesday. It would be rare for someone working in the media to be appointed as an ambassador, but the 72-year-old ...

National Aug 2, 2019

Japan names new envoys to Ireland and NATO

The government Friday named a new ambassador to Ireland and the new head of its mission to NATO. Mitsuru Kitano, 61, will become the new envoy to Ireland after a five-year stint as head of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in ...