Moon Names Ex-Lawmaker as Ambassador to Japan

  • Arirang News

    November 24, 2020 08:37

    Kang Chang-il

    President Moon Jae-in on Monday nominated seasoned four-term Minjoo Party lawmaker Kang Chang-il as new ambassador to Japan.

    Kang is an expert on Japanese affairs. He has a Ph.D from the University of Tokyo and has previously led the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians' Union. This is the first time that Moon has appointed a politician as ambassador to Japan.

    Cheong Wa Dae said it hopes that Kang's expertise and extensive network of high-level Japanese officials can help set the stage for a forward-looking relationship with Tokyo.

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