November 23: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Yumiko Asakuma as its new chief representative for Nepal on Thursday, November 22.
According to JICA, Asakuma will take over Jun Sakuma who recently completed his tenure in Nepal. Prior to this assignment, Asakuma was working as the director general in Yokohama Centre, JICA.
She began her career in JICA in 1993 in the social development cooperation department and diversified her work experience in various departments of JICA office which includes industrial and mining development study, grant aid cooperation, training group and representative of JICA India office, reads a statement issued by JICA.
“She also served as a chief representative of JICA Bhutan Office from December 2012 to March 2016. Ms Asakuma is a graduate from Osaka Prefectural University in Department of Integrated Arts & Sciences,” the statement added.
Asakuma expressed her commitment in providing continued support to the people of Nepal and its government further towards development and prosperity. She further assured to work towards realizing JICA's vision "Leading the world with trust” in Nepal.