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President Konrote Receives Credentials From New Japanese Ambassador

The President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, on Thursday received the credentials of the Ambassador of Japan, Masahiro Omura at the Borron House. Ambassador Omura presented his credentials after inspecting a
29 Jul 2017 11:00
President Konrote Receives Credentials From New Japanese Ambassador
President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote with the new Ambassador of Japan, Masahiro Omura, on July 27, 2017. Photo: DEPTFO News

The President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, on Thursday received the credentials of the Ambassador of Japan, Masahiro Omura at the Borron House.

Ambassador Omura presented his credentials after inspecting a 25-member guard of honour by soldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

Based in Fiji, Ambassador Omura is also accredited to Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. He was accompanied by his wife, Akiko Omura.

Ambassador Omura obtained a B.A. in Public Law from the University of Tokyo and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University in the United States of America (USA).

A career member of the Foreign Service of Japan, Ambassador Omura served as Counsel General of Japan in Seattle, USA, from 2013 to 2017.

He also served as Deputy Director General of the National Institute of Public Administration and Senior Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet Office.

Ambassador Omura previously was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as Counsellor – Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organisations in Vienna from 2005 to 2008.

His overseas postings also included Washington D.C, Jakarta and Paris.

In Tokyo, Ambassador Omura served as Director, Second Africa Division, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau as well as Senior Coordinator, Policy Coordination Division, Foreign Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: DEPTFO News

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