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Mayelinne De Lara
Mayelinne De Lara
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Monday, 7 December 2020, Berlin-Tiergarten, Federal Republic of Germany: At Bellevue Palace, German Federal President, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the accreditation of Nipponese Ambassador Hidenao Yanagi

For Ambassador Yanagi his accreditation entails a return to Germany wherein he has served a few times in the past. Already from 1996 to 1999 he worked in the capacity as First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy in Germany. After serving in India as Minister Counsellor he once more continued his career in Germany in the former diplomatic rank from 2009 to 2012.

After serving from 2012 through 2014 as Deputy Head of Department at the Office of the Foreign Minister in charge of the South Pacific, and Southeast and Southwestern Asia, he returned to Germany as General Consul in Munich responsible for Bavaria, and Baden-Württemberg. 

His first ambassadorship took him to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from October 2017 until his appointment as Ambassador to Germany in September 2020. Ambassador Yanagi (b. 16 October 1958 at Tokyo) speaks his native Japanese in addition to English, German and some Arabic. 

In the picture Ambassador Hidenao Yanagi at the Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia – Picture by NRW Landesvertretung, Michael Setzpfandt.

For further information 
Federal Presidency: https://www.bundespraesident.de/SharedDocs/Termine/DE/Frank-Walter-Steinmeier/2020/12/201207-Botschafterakkreditierungen.html

Nipponese Embassy in Germany: https://www.de.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_de/uberuns_lebenslauf.html

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