It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the Embassy of Japan in Australia. My name is Reiichiro Takahashi and I have assumed the post of Ambassador of Japan to Australia as of 15 January 2019.
Prior to my arrival in Canberra, I served as the Ambassador and Consul-General at the Consulate-General of Japan in New York and the Ambassador to Afghanistan.
It is an absolute honour to be posted to Australia and to assume the post of Ambassador during a time where Japan and Australia enjoy an unprecedented level of strong relations – the "Special Strategic Partnership".
Between Australia and Japan, the Prime Minister’s annual reciprocal visit has been agreed and steadily implemented. I am delighted our bilateral relationship is diversifying into broader areas, including politics, economy and culture. I am determined to make every effort to contribute to making these friendly ties even stronger and closer. I look forward to working together, and appreciate your support and cooperation in achieving this.
I look forward to meeting with the people of Australia.
January 17, 2019