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 April 10 2018

The Center warmly welcomes Dr. Akira Hasebe, the new deputy director of FFTC, who recently joined the FFTC family. The Japanese deputy director will assist Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin in the day-to-day operations of the Center as well as in the organization of the various activities of FFTC.

A renowned soil scientist, Dr. Hasebe is the former Vice President of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) in Tsukuba, Japan. He finished his PhD at the University of Tokyo and rose from the ranks from being a Deputy Director of the Biotechnology Division, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Research Council (AFFRC) Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) to being VP of NARO.

Dr. Hasebe replaces former FFTC deputy director Dr. Akio Takenaka who recently retired from the Center.