H.E. Mr.  Yasuo Takase presented his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Japan to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority on Wednesday 5 December 2012.

Ambassador Takase began his career in 1976 when he entered the Ministry of Foreign Service.  Over the years  he has held many overseas key postings in North America, Africa, and Europe,  including an appointment in 2008 in his home country as Deputy Director-General for Fisheries and Ocean Affairs, Economic Affairs Bureau. In 2009 he  was appointed Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific islands.

Ambassador Takase arrived in Jamaica in November 2012 to take up his responsibilities as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas.