Dear Friends, my name is Takashi Teraoka and on March 17th, 2018 I arrived in Portland from my previous position in Vienna, Austria to take up duties as the head of the Consular Office of Japan in Portland. I am very happy to be here in this community.
Vienna is often called one of the most livable cities in the whole world, with an excellent quality of life, but Portland has become known as one of the best places in America to live. Recently this town is quite famous in Japan and I am very much looking forward to living and working here.
Even though I have served as a diplomat for many years, this position in Portland is my first time working in North America and I hope to take advantage of my past experience around the world to do everything in my power to strengthen the relationships Japan enjoys with Oregon and Southern Idaho.
Although our Consular Office is small and has a limited number of staff we are committed to fulfilling our role in various, essential ways. We offer consular services to Japanese citizens in our jurisdiction, support Japanese companies and business, enhance public relations, facilitate cultural exchange and make the utmost effort to further improve the relationship between this region and Japan and, by extension, the ties between our two countries. We ask for your continued understanding and support.
Consular Office of Japan in Portland
Greetings from Consul General Teraoka
March 27, 2018