Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama received Japan’s resident Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Takuji Hanatani at his office on Tuesday, 21st October 2014. This was the first time that Ambassador Hanatani officially met with the Fiji Prime Minister since his posting to Fiji in May this year, 2014. The Ambassador presented his credentials to H.E. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President of the Republic of Fiji on 23th May, 2014.
Ambassador Hanatani joined the Japanese Foreign Service in 1979, and since then has furthered his career in Japan’s diplomatic establishments which includes positions such as Minister in Embassy of Japan in Kenya and Belgium and Consular General of Japan in Atlanta and the United States. Prior to his posting to Fiji he served as Director General at International Affairs Department as well as the Secretariat of the House of Councillors.