Greetings from Ambassador Norihiro Okuda

New Ambassador of Japan to Canada





It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new Ambassador of Japan to Canada in succession of Ambassador Ishikawa. I presented my credentials to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on April 18th and started my duties as full-fledged Ambassador.


Previously I was posted in Egypt where there has been much turmoil. Now in Canada, I find myself in a completely different environment, but I am excited to face the new challenges which will arise. This is my first posting in Canada and I hope to travel to all parts of this vast country, engage with as many people as possible, and discover the numerous attractions Canada has to offer.


There is great potential for the further enhancement of bilateral relations between Japan and Canada as they are countries which share many values. I would like the people of both our countries to have even deeper interests in this great potential. Japan and Canada have been cooperating closely on the international scene and enjoy a strong partnership in a variety of fields such as economics, science and technology, culture, and people to people exchange. I will be doing my best, with the anticipated support from both the Japanese and Canadian people, to further promote this friendly and productive relationship.


 I look forward to meeting with the people of Canada as I begin my work here.


Norihiro Okuda
Ambassador of Japan to Canada