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Yukio TAKASU Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations; Chairperson, UN Peacebuilding Commission, New York

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1969 Joined Japan's diplomatic service, served in London, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Jakarta, Vienna, and Washington,D.C.
1981-1988 Japanese Mission to the U.N.
1987-2000 Ambassador of the Japanese Mission to the U.N.
1988-1989 Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, served as Director of Western Europe Division
1989-1992 Director of UN Policy Division
1993-1997 Assistant Secretary-General, Controller of the United Nations
2000-2001 Director-General for Multilateral Cooperation Department
2001-2005 Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
since 2007 Permanent Representative of the Japanese Mission to the U.N.

Memberships

Association of UN Studies
Friends of Human Security, Co-chair

Publications

Japan and the United Nations for 50 Years, 2008
A number of publications on Japan's policy to the United Nations and on Human Security

Awards

Grand decoration of honour in gold with star for services to the Republic of Austria