Japan appoints new ambassador to China
Updated: 2012-09-11 12:56
TOKYO - Japanese cabinet on Tuesday appointed Shinichi Nishimiya as the new ambassador to China, replacing Uichiro Niwa.
The cabinet also appointed Koro Bessho, 59, as the ambassador to South Korea replacing Masatoshi Muto, and appointed Kenichiro Sasae, 60, as the new ambassador to the United States, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Nishimiya, 60, has been deputy minister in charge of economic affairs since 2011, and has been Japan's consul general in New York.