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Greetings from Consul General Tomochika Uyama

Tomochika Uyama

Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. Our site is designed to provide a variety of useful information including the Consulate's services and activities for the people of forty-nine counties in Central and Northern California and the State of Nevada.

Central and Northern California is known for its deep historic, geographic and economic connections with Japan, and currently, over forty thousand Japanese nationals live and work in the region, with Nevada home to over three thousand Japanese residents. While we provide various consular services to Japanese nationals, we also welcome inquiries about Japanese visas from foreign nationals. For assistance with your specific needs, please contact us or visit the corresponding section of our website. For Japanese nationals, we recommend that they sign up for overseas residence registration as well as emergency e-mail and delivery services.

At the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, we also seek to promote mutual understanding of our countries and cultures. We hope to strengthen the friendship between Japan and Northern and Central California, and the state of Nevada, through our support of cultural programs. Information on specific events, performances, or exchanges is available in the event section of our website, and through our cultural e-mail newsletter, Japanifornia.

We appreciate your understanding and support of the Consulate and its activities. We hope you find our services and website helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing your comments.

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Consul General Tomochika Uyama began his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1986 and has been involved in the diplomatic service for over 30 years. His assignments overseas have included postings in Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva. His domestic assignments in Tokyo have included positions at the Economic Affairs Bureau, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, and in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

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