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Biography of Mr. Takanori Kitamura

Mr. Takanori Kitamura was born in 1946. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1972 after studying MA in Economics in Keio University . He had served in different divisions of the Ministry including Overseas Public Relations Division, China and Mongolia Division, Eastern Europe Division, Research and Programming Division. He also served as Deputy Chief of Protocol.

Mr. Kitamura assumed his responsibilities as Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong in March 2004. Before that, he had served in various positions in the Embassy of Japan in China , Philippines , and Greece ; the Consulate-General of Japan at Hong Kong ; and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. These positions included Attache, Second Secretary, First Secretary, Consul, Counsellor, and Minister.

Mr. Kitamura was also Managing Director of Planning and Evaluation Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Senior Research Fellow of the Japan Institute of International Affairs.