Welcome -- Yokoso!

   Welcome to the Honorary Consulate of Japan at Albuquerque, established in April 2009 to support Japanese Nationals and the the Japanese community in New Mexico and to provide abridge between the State of New Mexico and  Japan to enhancement of bilateral relations.

     From time to time the web site will be updated in an effort to provide the best information available. We hope you find the various web links useful.
 Davis Begay 
Honorary Consul  of Japan





Mr. Davis Begay , Honorary Consul General of Japan at Albuquerque, was officially appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and confirmed by the United States Government of State April 2009.
He is the first appointed Japan's Honorary Consul General for the State of New Mexico. Before his appointment, he was appointed New Mexico Liaison to the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles on June 6, 1993 by Consul General Seiichiro Noboru and later under the Denver Consulate which he held until his recent appointment.
The main function of an Honorary Consul General of Japan is to serve as a representative of the Japanese Government, in close coordination with the Consulate-General of Japan at Denver. In addition, to make various services available to Japanese Nationals and have the responsibility for the protection of Japanese citizens.

Recently the Department of State has changed the title to Honorary Consul of Japan. The function of the Honorary Consulate remains the same.

Consul-General Takeuchi hosts Conferment Ceremony for Mr. Davis Begay (January 15, 2020)

 January 21, 2020

     On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, a conferment ceremony for the 2019 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals was held at Albuquerque, New Mexico where Consul-General Midori Takeuchi presented the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to Mr. Davis Begay, Honorary Consul of Japan in Albuquerque.

     Mr. Begay’s wife, friends, officers from City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Sasebo Sister City Committee members attended the ceremony. Consul-General Takeuchi gave the congratulatory remarks and presented his decoration and certificate to Mr. Begay, after which Mr. Begay gave his reply address.



Effective April 3, 2020, the Government of Japan will not allow any visitors or immigrants from the U.S. to enter Japan. In the case of extraordinary circumstances, an exemption may be granted. For information regarding exemptions, please call the Visa Section at 303-534-1151. 

Denver Consulate
Temporary Change Of Consular Service

New Office Hours
9:00 AM to Noon


We appreciate your contacting us prior to your vist so that
we can have the required amount of social distancing in our waiting room.

TEL: 1-303-534-1151
EMAIL: cgjd.consular@de.mofa.go.jp

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Processing time may take longer for visas and other services

Possibility change of consular service. Please refer to to our web site for updates.

Japanese Flag Repatriation
October 26, 2019
New Mexico Military Museum
Santa Fe , NM


(non-profit humanitarian effort dedicated to the pursuit of peace by healing veterans & their families through personal connections.)


Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Monday April 1st ( March 31, 8:45 PM MST) the new Imperial era will be Reiwa.

The new era will start on May 1st, when Crown Price Naruhito ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

The name derived fro the "Manyoshu" Japan's oldest poetry collection. 


Consul-General Takeuchi attends the 73rd Annual Community Memorial Day Service for Japanese-American Veterans (May 27, 2019)

May 28, 2019


     On Monday, May 27, 2019, Consul-General Midori Takeuchi attended the 73rd Annual Community Memorial Day Service for Japanese-American Veterans at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. 

     This memorial service is held every year in May on Memorial Day in honor of Japanese-American Veterans who were members of the U. S. Army 442nd and other regiments during World War II. Approximately 300 Japanese-American veterans, their families, and members of related Japanese-American organizations attended the ceremony.

Japanese Government Donates Cherry Tree to NM Veteran’s Memorial



September 19, 2015
Consul General M. Ito & Honorary Consul General Davis Begay


New Mexico Okinawa Goodwill Ambassador Appointed

Albuquerque, March 31, 2016:  Mrs. Sanae Wright, past-secretary of Okinawa Kenjinkai, was recently appointed as the Shin Uchina-Minkan Taishi or New Okinawa Goodwill Ambassador by the Okinawa Prefecture government. Appointment is in recognition of her dedication to activities at both home and aboard with the cultivation of international bridge between Okinawa and New Mexico communities.


Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

December 8, 2019 - December 8 2020

Under tab "Events & Activities" for more information




US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization's Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) advice for the public:

Embassy website with notices for U.S. citizens:
Facebook for U.S. Citizens Services:

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare information on Coronavirus (in English):

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare information on Coronavirus (in Japanese):

Tokyo Metropolitan Infectious Disease Surveillance Center (in Japanese):

JTA- Medical Institution Search Tool (English):

( Posted: Feb. 29, 2020)


Information on Senkaku Island & Takeshima
under "Government of Japan" 

Japanese Nationals Travel Information Aboard