Latest News:  
Beijing   Light rain/Cloudy    22 / 16 ℃  City Forecast

English>>World

Japan's newly appointed envoy to China faints on street in Tokyo

(Xinhua)

14:40, September 13, 2012

TOKYO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Japan's newly appointed Ambassador to China Shinichi Nishimiya fell unconscious on a street in Tokyo Thursday morning, police said, adding that the sudden faint was caused by illness.

Nishimiya's appointment had just been approved by the government on Tuesday to replace current Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa, at a time when the two countries are embroiled in a dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea, local media reported.

A passerby saw the 60-year-old Nishimiya suddenly faint on a street in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. Nishimiya was soon taken to hospital, said police.

As deputy foreign minister in charge of economic affairs, Nishimiya had until recently been making arrangements with other countries in relation to the just-concluded summit of the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vladivostok, Russia, said local media.

A newly appointed ambassador usually begins work in the designated country within 40 days of the appointment after being briefed by his or her predecessor in Japan, according to the Japanese foreign ministry.

Most viewed commentaries

World News in Photo
Lovely animals all over the world North Korea's top leader, wife visit restaurant Fly high:Tough guy Putin's tender moment
Moscow holds salon displaying new auto trends N. Korea's Kim, wife visit working people's new flats Documentary: Girls living in US slum district

 

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:朱蕤、姚春)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Chinese Marine Corps conduct amphibious combat training

  2. North Korea’s Kim, wife inspect physical exercise center

  3. Foreign telecom companies eye China market's growth prospects

  4. Sexy actress Lan Yan's 3-D bikini photos

  5. Top 10 world's most expensive dishes

  6. Vietnam --- traveled through time

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Libya fiasco shows sad reality of US policy
  2. Editorial: Davos seeks recovery path
  3. Bad language?
  4. Confrontation will be huge mistake for Japan
  5. New measures over Diaoyu just start

What's happening in China

Boy, 6, stable after dog attack

  1. Appeal to halt illegal trash burning
  2. Weather hampers quake-relief efforts
  3. Incentives to boost HK, mainland ties
  4. Court accepts bomber family's lawsuit
  5. Hunan denies testing GM food on children

China Features

  1. When can Chinese shed 'Nobel Prize complex'?
  2. Where stands Beijing's first electric lamp?
  3. Top ten persons of London Paralympics
  4. Kim Jong Un, wife inspect Pyongyang Folk Park
  5. China forecasts weather on Diaoyu Islands

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture