Japanese diplomat Yutaka Yokoi, 61, his nation’s new ambassador to China, studied Putonghua on the mainland. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese diplomat Yutaka Yokoi, 61, his nation’s new ambassador to China, studied Putonghua on the mainland. Photo: Kyodo

Japan appoints ‘China school’ diplomat as next Beijing ambassador

Appointment comes as China and Japan are at odds over disputed islands in the South and East China Seas, including the uninhabited Senkaku Islands

Japanese diplomat Yutaka Yokoi, 61, his nation’s new ambassador to China, studied Putonghua on the mainland. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese diplomat Yutaka Yokoi, 61, his nation’s new ambassador to China, studied Putonghua on the mainland. Photo: Kyodo
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