Mon, August 20, 2012
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Japan to replace ambassadors to U.S., China, S. Korea

2012-08-20 03:42:10 GMT2012-08-20 11:42:10(Beijing Time)

The Japanese government plans to concurrently replace its ambassadors to the United States, China and South Korea, in a move aimed at restructuring its diplomatic relations amid a series of wrangles including territorial disputes, Kyodo News Agency reported Monday, citing sources close to the matter.

Vice Foreign Minister Kenichiro Sasae will replace Ichiro Fujisaki as ambassador to the United States, while deputy foreign ministers Shinichi Nishimiya and Koro Bessho will be appointed as ambassadors to China and South Korea, respectively, the sources said.

The government is expected to officially announce the planned appointments after the current regular Diet session ends on Sept. 8, they said.


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