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   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 General 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, 1995 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.



2019 New Year’s Greeting from Consul-General Midori Takeuchi

January 15, 2019

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Happy New Year 2019 to all in the Rocky Mountain region!

Today, January 15th, marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Consulate General of Japan in Denver which opened on this date in 1999. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all of the Japanese residents and American citizens in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming who have shown the Consulate General of Japan in Denver outstanding cooperation and support over the last twenty years. The Consulate will continue to dedicate itself toward supporting Japanese residents and companies in the area, as well as to promoting strong relations and increased exchange between Japan and the beautiful Rocky Mountain region.

The year 2019 will mark not only the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Japanese Consulate in Denver, but also the abdication of the imperial throne in Japan by His Majesty Emperor Akihito, scheduled for April 30th. His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito will then succeed to the throne on May 1st, hailing the beginning of a new era. Also in 2019, Japan will serve as host for the 2019 Rugby World Cup along with a number of important international conferences including the G20 Summit in Osaka and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama.  

Here in the Rocky Mountain region, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tsuyama, Okayama will mark their 20th anniversary as sister cities, while Boulder, Colorado and Yamagata City, and Aspen and Katsuyama, Fukui will observe 25 years of sister city relations. These celebrations offer a wonderful opportunity to further promote friendship and understanding between Japan and the Rocky Mountain region.

It has now been about a month and a half since I arrived in Denver, on November 27th, 2018. Having already had several occasions and social events to meet and greet with people in this area, I am happy to say that I have been very impressed with the heartfelt and warm hospitality I have experienced here. I have felt an affinity toward Japan and high expectations for working together, and renewed energy as I look forward to serving here in this Rocky Mountain region so vibrant and blessed with natural beauty

Once again, the Consulate General of Japan in Denver will continue with its best efforts to promote mutual understanding at the grassroots level, toward deeper economic ties and other exchange between Japan and the Rocky Mountain region. In the pursuit of this goal, I will devote myself together with my staff, to offer a Consulate that is open and helpful to everyone. I welcome your opinions about the role of our Consulate and its services.

My very best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year in 2019!

Midori Takeuchi
Consul-General of Japan in Denver
January 15, 2019



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.


                                                                       Kumamon Visit to Colorado

                         Feb. 11-15


 " Events & Activities"

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Anime & Japanese Pop Culture
May 10 - 11

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Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

December 8, 2019 - December 8 2020

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

Japanese Nationals Travel Information Aboard