Japan names new ambassador to Norway

The Japanese government on Tuesday named Hiroshi Kawamura, ambassador in charge of Okinawan affairs, as its new ambassador to Norway, effective Oct. 13.

Kawamura, 62, has been in the post related to Japan’s southern island prefecture since June 2018. He joined the Foreign Ministry in 1981 and worked at embassies in Myanmar, France and Cambodia before becoming ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Niger.