The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Kimihiro Ishikane, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres today.
Until his latest appointment, Mr. Ishikane was the Ambassador of Japan to Canada. Before that, he served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy. From 2015 to 2016, he served as Director General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau and from 2014 to 2015, as Director General of the International Cooperation Bureau. Prior to that he was the Ambassador of Japan to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Mr. Ishikane began his career in Government service in 1981 when he joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Since then he has held various positions, including First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in France (1996 1998); Director, First Africa Division (1999 2001); Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States (2005 2007); and Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister (2007 2008).
Mr. Ishikane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law from Tokyo University, Japan.
He was born in 1958.
Source: United Nations