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Yasumasa Nagamine(ֺ) to Be Next Japanese Ambassador to South Korea
Bessho Koro (ܬ) Successfully Wraps Up His 3-Year and 8-Month Ambassadorship in Seoul

Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine (ֺ), deputy minister in charge of economic affairs at Japan's Foreign Ministry will be the next Japanese ambassador to South Korea, according to the South Korean Foreign Ministry sources.

The current Japanese Ambassador to Seoul Bessho Koro (ܬ) will soon round up the three years and eight months of his ambassadorial post in South Korea. He came to Seoul on Dec. 6, 2012.

Earlier, Japan's Jiji Press () reported Deputy Foreign Minister Nagamine was designated as the next Japanese ambassador to South Korea.

Earlier in January of this year the 62-year-old Nagamine held high-level talks with South Korean counterpart of South Korean Foreign Ministry both in Seoul and Tokyo.

The graduate of the elite Tokyo University is known as the expert in the international law.

He has served for about a year or so as Japanese ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Netherlands since September of 2012.

It was in July of 2013 he was appointed deputy minister in charge of economic affairs at the Japan's Foreign Ministry.

Nagamine served for some two years as director general of International Legal Affairs Bureau at Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, starting in August of 2010.

From 1987 to 1990 he served as first secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, in America.

His other overseas posts as a career diplomat were in New Delhi, India and in London, United Kingdom. He worked there as a minister, respectively.

Much part of his diplomatic career were spent at Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a four-year stint as counsellor at Cabinet Legislation Bureau of Prime Ministers Office.

Nagamine joined Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977.

Yasumasa Nagamine(ֺ) was born on April 16, 1954.

He earned his BA degree in international studies from the prestigious Tokyo University in 1977.

He also received a special diploma in social studies from Oxford University in 1980.

Nagamine is married with two daughters.
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