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Message from Consul-General Takewaka

I am Keizo Takewaka, Consul-General of Japan in Sydney. I wish to express my sincere thanks to those who have kindly assisted me since I assumed this post at the end of October 2016.

Our Consulate-General has jurisdiction over New South Wales (NSW) and the Northern Territory. Centered on Sydney, NSW has historical exchanges with Japan and a strong economy, and more than 30,000 Japanese people live in the NSW. With Darwin as its hub, the Northern Territory is close to South-East Asia and it is expected to develop further in future. In January this year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Australia and the Japan-Australia special strategic partnership was deepened. At last December’s “Matsuri -Japan Festival-” held in Sydney, some 30,000 people enjoyed a variety of Japanese cultural performances and activities. Japanese language and sports exchange both flourish in Australia. We also appreciate strong Japan-Australia ties and friendship towards Japan felt in the sister-city exchanges. We thank many people’s efforts for this.

I would like to make the Consulate approachable and helpful, and I appreciate your feedback and support.

Keizo Takewaka
Consul-General of Japan, Sydney