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, 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.

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


To All users of Tokyo International Airport and Narta International Airport
From October 19 (Sat.) to 26 (Sat.) 



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


Sunday 22, 2019

New Mexico Veteran's Memorial Park

1100 Louisiana Blvd SE

Albuquerque, NM

10 AM - 5 PM


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

Japanese Nationals Travel Information Aboard