Message from Mr. Akihiko UCHIKAWA, Consul General

Consul General Uchikawa

My name is Akihiko Uchikawa and I am succeeding Mr. Jun Saito as Consul General of Japan in Montreal. I arrived in Montreal in late September 2023.

This will be my first mission in Montreal and in Canada, but I have had the pleasure to work alongside Canadian colleagues in multilateral frameworks such as the UN. My past postings abroad include Italy (4 times), Thailand, and South Africa.

Already the various meetings I have had since my arrival over the past few days here have confirmed Canadians’ growing interest for Japan in a variety of fields. This is among others due to the relentless work of the local Japanese population towards the strengthening, generation after generation, of Japan-Canada relations. I will spare no effort in fostering exchanges between Japanese and Canadians in various areas of interest, whether that of economy, culture, education, or the arts, for all five provinces within our jurisdiction – Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. My Consulate will continue to implement projects aimed at familiarizing Canadians with Japan. I hope that this will inspire you to visit my home country. We will be waiting for you!

I thank you in advance for your continued cooperation in regards to the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal’s activities.

Akihiko Uchikawa
Consul General of Japan in Montreal