Greetings from Consul-General Shinji Urabayashi

April, 2016
Hello, everyone,
I am Shinji Urabayashi the newly appointed Consul-General of Japan in Hagåtña. I am truly pleased to be posted in the year-round summer paradise island of Guam known for its overwhelming natural beauty and warm hospitality. It is my pleasure to make your acquaintance.

My overseas posting include the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Embassy of Japan in United Kingdom, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, Consulate-General of Japan in New York, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, Consular Office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), and  I have been responsible for various issues ranging from Political, Economic, Consular, Cultural and Information affairs etc.

Currently, Japan and Guam share a long established strong and excellent relation. I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to each and every one for your continued efforts in strengthening and maintaining this good relation. Here in Guam there are approximately 4,500 Japanese residents, over 100 Japanese company members and an annual Japanese visitor arrival of 800,000 tourists.

In this regard, I too, with your kind support, will do my best to broaden exchanges and promote further strong relations between Japan and Guam.

Yoroshiku Onegai Itashiamsu.
Shinji Urabayashi
Consul-General of Japan in Hagåtña