Shinichi Nishimiya has been appointed as the new ambassador of China by the Japanese cabinet. NIshinmiya has been brought in place of Uichiro Niwa. The cabinet has also appointed Koro Bessho as the ambassador to South Korea replacing Masatoshi Muto.

The Foreign ministry said that they have also appointed Kenichiro Sasae as the new ambassador. Nishimiya has been the deputy minister in charge of the economic affairs since the year 2011. The 60 year old has also been Japan’s consul general in New York. The government of Japan had exchanged the official contract on the purchase of Diaoyu Islands with Kurihara family whom the Japanese side called ‘the private owner’.