KATHMANDU: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Yumiko Asakuma as its new chief representative for JICA Nepal Office. Asakuma will take over from Jun Sakuma who recently completed his tenure in Nepal.
Prior to this assignment Asakuma was working as director general in the 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.
She also served as a chief representative of JICA Bhutan Office from December 2012 to March 2016.
A version of this article appears in print on November 23, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.