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Shiro Kawashita, Toshiba Corporation Executive Officer and Corporate Vice President, Named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Osaka

23 Oct, 2009

TOKYO– Shiro Kawashita, an Executive Officer and Corporate Vice President of Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), was named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Osaka on October 22. An honorary consulate will shortly open at Toshiba's Kansai Branch Office in Osaka, serving the Kansai region.

Following an April 2007 agreement between Japan and Kazakhstan on the development of a strategic partnership in nuclear energy, Toshiba has worked to deepen exchanges with the country. In June 2008, the company was honored to welcome Kazakhstan's president, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev's, to Fuchu Complex, when Mr. Nazarbayev led a presidential delegation to Japan. This April, Toshiba donated sakura trees to Kazakhstan, for planting in Astana and Almaty, the country's two main cities.

Toshiba was asked by the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan to nominate an Honorary Consul to provide services in the Kansai region. Toshiba accepted the request as a means to further friendly relations between Japan and Kazakhstan.

Toshiba will continue to strengthen its partnership with Kazakhstan, and to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Kazakhstan.

About the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Osaka

Shiro Kawashita,Executive Officer,Corporate Vice President of Toshiba, General Manager, Toshiba Kansai Branch Office

Date of appointment:
October 22, 2009

Support the activities of the ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Japan in the Kansai region
Support for accelerated economic and cultural ties between the Kansai region and the Republic of Kazakhstan

About Kazakhstan's Honorary Consulate for Osaka

Umeda Sky Building. Tower West 1-1-30, Oyodo-naka, Kita-ku, Osaka 531-6126 (in Toshiba Kansai Branch Office)
Tel: +81-6-6440-2011

About Mr. Shiro KAWASHITA

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Date of Birth: September 26, 1949, in Osaka
March 1972: Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Ritsumeikan University
April 1972: Joined Toshiba Corporation
April 2003: Deputy General Manager, Kansai Branch Office
April 2006: General Manager, Chubu Branch Office
June 2008: Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President, Kansai Branch Office