Message from the Honorary Consul in Las Vegas


Kathleen BlakelyKonnichiwa from Las Vegas, Nevada! Please accept my warmest greetings and welcome to Las Vegas and Nevada.

I have been a resident of Las Vegas since 1992 and am honored to serve the community as the Honorary Consul following my appointment in 2008. Prior to my appointment, I had worked closely with the office of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco for many years while serving as the President of the Japan America Society of Nevada (JASN). I look forward to continuing to serve our Japanese and Japanese-American community and visitors to Las Vegas and Nevada.

I have watched Las Vegas grow in importance as a Japanese trade and tourist destination. Japan has continued to be a valued trading partner with the United States and Nevada, and Las Vegas' status as a port of entry paves the way for our two countries to enhance our economic relationship. As Honorary Consul, my function includes the protection and promotion of the interests of Japan and Japanese nationals, commerce with Japan and enhancing Japan-Nevada relations.

We are living in dynamic times - a period of rapid change, with spurts of growth as well as dips in the global economy. We have seen a world-wide negative impact from the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 and have also seen the positive effects from the outpouring of generous support by Nevadans to help with the recovery and rebuilding of Japan.

As we move forward to grow our Nevada economy, we reconfirm how closely we are linked to the global economy and how our partnership with Japan is critical to the recovery effort. The office of the Honorary Consulate in Las Vegas will continue to provide support to our community and visitors from Japan through coordination with the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.

I hope that you will find this website useful in planning your vacation or to conduct business in Nevada. Please take time to browse the website to learn about local cultural and educational events and opportunities in the Las Vegas Valley that appeal to both local residents and visitors. Welcome to Las Vegas!

Sincerely and with warmest regards,

Kathleen Blakely
Honorary Consul

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 530003
Henderson, NV 89053
Phone : (702) 280-4858 (English) /(702) 280-6119 (Japanese)