Kathmandu, February 16
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Akimitsu Okubo as its new chief representative for the JICA Nepal office.
Okubo will take over Yumiko Asakuma, who recently completed her tenure in Nepal.
Prior to this assignment, Okubo was working as a senior representative at the JICA Nepal office since August 2021.
Okubo says he is privileged to lead the JICA Nepal office as its new chief representative and expressed his commitment to providing continued support to the people of Nepal and its government.
He began his career in JICA in 1998, mainly working in the governance sector handling international cooperation. He particularly contributed as the director of the Law and Justice Team of Governance Group of JICA headquarters in Tokyo (2014-2018) and was responsible for formulation and management of legal projects not only in Nepal but also in many other countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and West African countries.