The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit has announced Shindo Yusuke as the Consul General of Japan in Detroit, succeeding Nakagawa Tsutomu in the role.
He is the 13th Consul General in Detroit since the office opened in 1993. His jurisdiction includes the states of Michigan and Ohio.
“I am very happy to be relocating to Detroit and getting to know the Japanese community in Michigan and Ohio,” says Shindo. “There are deep connections between Japan and this region. Approximately 500 Japanese business offices now operate in each of these two states, making significant contributions to their local economies.
“This region is also home to about 14,000 Japanese residents in Michigan and another 10,000 in Ohio. I look forward to continuing the work of our office in promoting Japanese trade and investment, as well as highlighting cultural exchanges in the region, including educational programs.”
Since joining Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1986, Shindo has worked in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Indonesia, Switzerland, Pakistan, and the United States. He has served in director roles with MOFA in its conventional weapons division, intelligence and analysis division, and southwest Asia division.