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Posted on on May 24th, 2013
by Pincas Jawetz (


WHAT:  The UN and Japan’s Role in Global Governance

SPONSOR:  Japan Society

WHEN:           Wednesday, May 29, 2013; 6:30 pm (Check-in begins at 6:00 pm)

WHERE: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

SPEAKER: H.E. Tsuneo Nishida is Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. Working for Japan’s foreign ministry since 1970, Ambassador Nishida was in the Japanese Embassy in the USSR and in the USA. He was also the Japanese Consul-General in Los Angeles.

In recent years, Mr. Nishida worked for the Japanese government as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. After serving as Ambassador of Japan to Canada, he was appointed Japan’s representative to the United Nations in June 2010.

BACKGROUND:  The challenges that the world faces today are diverse and complex, from nuclear disarmament and terrorism to human rights and sustainable development.  Ambassador Nishida will discuss Japan’s engagement with the United Nations and its role in today’s global governance.

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