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Japan appoints new ambassador to China

11-26-2012 18:47 BJT

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The Japanese government has officially appointed Masato Kitera as the country's new ambassador to China.

60 year-old Kitera graduated from Tokyo University and started his career in the Japanese Foreign Ministry in 1976. His appointment has ended months of waiting for a successor to Uichiro Niwa.

China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, says that China hopes Kitera will play a positive role in mending Sino-Japanese relations and easing tensions between Asia's two largest economies, recently heightened by the Diaoyu Island dispute.


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