Japan’s ambassador takes Middle East, energy smarts to Saudi Arabia

Norihiro Okuda headed there as his country faces security threats in the region.

Embassy Photo: Kristen Shane
Japanese Ambassador Norihiro Okuda says he would like to see Canada and Japan take greater interest in each other.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 05/25/2015 7:07 pm EDT

Japanese Ambassador Norihiro Okuda is headed to the Middle East after less than two years in Canada. It’s a region he knows well, and one his country is grappling with anew after the Islamic State militant group beheaded two Japanese hostages earlier this year.

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