Former Ambassador Takeshi YAGI new JDZB President

22nd March 2023

Takeshi YAGI, former Ambassador of Japan to Germany (2016 to 2020), has been elected as the new President of the Japanese-German Center Berlin.

He comments: "Against the backdrop of the global political situation, the Japanese-German Center Berlin is currently more important than ever. I am pleased to be able to contribute to even closer cooperation both between our two countries and with partners worldwide in my new role as its President."

President YAGI previously served as Ambassador to India, among other posts. He was also the Head of the Economic Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Envoy at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the OECD. He has been closely associated with Germany since his studies in Munich.

We thank President YAGI for his great commitment in the interest of Japanese-German international understanding and are looking forward to a good and trustful cooperation!

Berlin, 22 March 2023

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