Mr. Koji Hamada as a new Korean ambassador Experience as a Korean ambassador to Korea and Director of North America October 15th 10:00

As Japan-Korea relations deteriorated, the government decided at the Cabinet meeting on the 15th to appoint Koji Hamada, who served as the North American Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a new Korean ambassador. The current Korean Ambassador, Nagamasa Nagahama, has been appointed as the British Ambassador.

Mr. Hamada, who was decided to be the new Korean ambassador, is 61 years old.

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981 and has served as a minister in Korea, a North American director, and an Israeli ambassador.

At the G20 Osaka Summit held in June, as the ambassador in charge of Japan, the presidency, we coordinated the summaries of the summit declaration.

As the government has become worse in relations with Japan and South Korea, it is important to cooperate with the three countries including the United States in the future in response to North Korea. It seems that there is also an aim to search for clues for improving the relationship by appointing Mr. Takada.

The personnel will be announced on the 22nd of this month.

The government also decided to appoint Mr. Nagahama, the current Korean ambassador, to the British ambassador on the 15th.

In addition, Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, UN Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador Masato Takaoka, Mongolia Ambassador to Kuwait, Ambassador Liechtenstein, and Mr. Koujiro Shiraishi, former Ambassador of Switzerland and former Yomiuri Shimbun Group Chairman, In addition, the Ambassador of Bhutan has been appointed as Ambassador of India, Satoshi Suzuki.

These personnel were also announced on the 15th.