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Greetings from Consul General Hiroshi Kawamura

Hiroshi Kawamura

My name is Hiroshi Kawamura. It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco.

Prior to my assignment as Consul General, I had visited San Francisco once before on a business trip. Then, as now, I was impressed with the beauty of the cityscape, the diversity of the people, and the vibrancy of the community. It is my great pleasure to return here to assume my new post.

Although economic activity is recovering, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives and we still face many challenges. As the Consul General of Japan, my mission is to ensure the safety and security of Japanese in our jurisdiction and to commit to the following three pillars of service.

First, I will work to reinforce Consular services through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consulate will continue to provide useful information promptly and offer professional and quality Consular services.

Second, I will ensure that our Consulate continues to support Japanese companies and entrepreneurs. By creating jobs and other opportunities, a great number of Japanese companies have contributed significantly to the local economy and community. Because of the unconventional hardships accompanying the COVID-19 crisis, I feel that we must support these companies and entrepreneurs even further, and I hope our office will be of service.

Third, I will further strengthen the relationship between Japan and Central / Northern California as well as the one between Japan and the State of Nevada, with a view towards the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Excellent relationships have been established here thanks to our predecessors, particularly the Japanese and Japanese Americans, who have made significant contributions over many years. I would like to express my sincere respect and gratitude for their hard work. Based on such strong foundation, I will do my utmost to expand and foster mutual understanding and appreciation for Japan.

I look forward to working together with you and appreciate your cooperation.


Consul General of Japan in San Francisco