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A new Japanese Ambassador will take the helm of the Japan Embassy as then Ambassador Toshiaki Yamada left Palau earlier in May after serving his two-year term.

Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. announced on Wednesday, July 31, that Mr Akira Karasawa is set to submit his credentials today, August 2, as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Palau.

Karasawa, 59, had a wide range of experiences relating to Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Policy, among others.

He graduated from the University of Tokyo and had joined Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) in 1983.

In 1993, he served as the First Secretary of the Japanese Mission to the European Community and served as Director for Overseas Technical Cooperation in 1996.

He had also served as Director-General of the Crop Production Bureau in 2015 before retiring from the MAFF last year. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)