Consulate General of Japan in New York

Message from Ambassador Mikio MORI

March 2022

It is a true honor and privilege to serve as Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York. After nearly 12 years since my last assignment to New York at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in 2007-2010, I have returned for my third assignment in New York, having also served in the Japan Information Center (JIC) of the Consulate during my first diplomatic posting in 1988. It is truly great to be back in New York, which is as lively as ever in moving towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than ever, the U.S.-Japan relationship has been growing in significance amidst a world of rapidly changing geopolitics, as epitomized by what is happening in Ukraine. In these highly charged times, and on levels ranging from bilateral to individual exchanges, I will be active in strengthening people-to-people relations between the Japanese and Americans in the area. It is my sincere hope that our endeavors will advance the strong, collaborative relationship between Japan and the U.S., and ensure a brighter, more unified future for the world as a whole.

Keeping in mind the steadfast friendship and ties between the United States and Japan that have been built upon the countless efforts of our predecessors, I would like to make every effort from New York to further develop the relationship between the people of these two nations.

I look forward to visiting every corner within our jurisdiction and meeting all of you. Thank you for your continued support of the activities of the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

Ambassador Mikio MORI
Consul General of Japan in New York
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