|Consul General's News Letter From Houston|
Greeting from Consul General Jota Yamamoto
On October 7th I arrived in Texas and took my post as Consul-General of Japan at Houston. I have only been in Houston for a few short weeks but already have the feeling that Houston is a city where you can find exactly what you want, where you want it. The diversity of culture is most impressive, and I am especially excited to see the extent to which the region already involves itself in, and embraces Japanese culture. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to visit many cities in Texas and Oklahoma in due course.
As Consul-General I believe that in addition to supporting the Japanese community in my jurisdiction (Texas and Oklahoma) I am also here to introduce American citizens to Japanese culture and find new ways for our two countries to work together. I hope that you will not hesitate to contact the Consulate and use us as a resource for any Japan-related needs you may have.
Another main goal of the Consulate is further developing important political and economic ties between the Texas/Oklahoma region and Japan. Japan and the U.S. share fundamental values and the relationship between our countries is increasingly interdependent.