Kenichirō Sasae

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Ken'ichirō Sasae
佐々江 賢一郎
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Japanese Ambassador to the United States
Assumed office
Preceded by Ichirō Fujisaki
Personal details
Born (1951-09-25) September 25, 1951 (age 65)
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater University of Tokyo (B.L. in 1974)
Profession Diplomat

Kenichiro Sasae (佐々江 賢一郎, Sasae Ken'ichirō) is a Japanese diplomat and the current Japan's ambassador to the United States.[1]


He was Deputy Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representative of Japan during the six-party talks to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.[2][3][4] On 19 August 2012, as Vice Foreign Minister, Kenichiro Sasae expressed that the protests made by China are "unacceptable" and voiced regret over anti-Japanese protests in China.[5][6] The National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment has announced that he will attend the 13th Annual NCSE Conference: Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience Conference in Washington, DC on January 5, 2013. Disasters and Environment: Science Preparedness and Resilience


  1. ^ Sasae, Kenichiro (November 27, 2012). "Appointed Ambassador Sasae’s Opening Statement at his Inaugural Press Conference". Embassy of Japan. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ ABC News: ABC News
  3. ^ "Capital Circle". 
  4. ^ Xinhua - English
  5. ^ 陈薇 (2012-08-20). "日本拒绝中方抗议称中国保钓者登岛在先". 环球时报. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  6. ^ "中国抗议日人登钓岛 日本不接受". BBC中文网. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ichirō Fujisaki
Japanese Ambassador to the United States