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My name is Makoto Ito and I have assumed my post as the new Consul-General of Japan in Denver from the beginning of April,2015
I have never been to Denver before. When I arrived at Denver International Airport by the very useful direct flight from Tokyo, however, I was very impressed since the airport was so great, modernized, and well-equipped.
Spring has come with Easter, which spells the end of the severe long winter for this Rocky Mountain area. Beautiful nature and greens in Denver made me think to myself that I came here at a wonderful time of the year.
To introduce my career within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, I have been posted in Eastern Europe, Central and South America, Canada and Southern Europe, and engaged in issues related to consular service, political and economic affairs, economic assistance, culture and public diplomacy, among others. In Tokyo, I had posts within the bureaus of European Affairs, International Cooperation, and Cultural Affairs. Most recently, I worked in Greece as Deputy Chief of mission, and then as a Special Coordinator in the Personnel Division in Tokyo.
From now on, I will do my best to further the strong relationships between Japan and the states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming in a variety of areas, such as cultural and economic relations, while providing the best of service for Japanese residents in this region. Your kind support will be very much appreciated, and I am hoping that we will together deepen our mutual understanding for each other.
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Consular (Visa) Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202
(30th Floor at 17th Street Plaza Building (17th Street x Larimar Street) )
Parking is available in the 17th Street Plaza lot for $2.00/15 minutes, $16.00 maximum (prices subject to change).
The entrance to the lot is located on 18th Street between Lawrence and Larimer.
Numerous street parking lots are also available in the area at less expensive rates.
For short visits, parking at meters is a convenient solution. Meters are 25¢ for 15 minutes, 2 hours maximum.
Meters are enforced from 8 AM -10 PM, Monday through Saturday.
E-mail: email@example.com (Cultural and PR Section)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Consular Section)
email@example.com (Economics/Politics Section)
2015 Closing Days
|January 1st,Thursday||New Year's Day|
|January 2nd, Friday||New Year Holiday|
|January 19th, Monday||Martin Luther King Jr.Day|
|February 16th, Monday||President's Day|
|April 3rd, Friday||Good Friday|
|April 29th, Wednesday||Showa Day (JP)|
|May 25th, Monday||Memorial Day|
|July 3rd, Friday||Independence Day|
|July 20th,Monday||Marine Day (JP)|
|September 7th,, Monday||Labor Day|
|October 12th, Monday||Columbus Day (US) / Sports Day (JP)|
|November 11th,Wednesday||Veterans Day|
|November 26th, Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 27th, Friday||Day After Thanksgiving|
|December 23rd,Wednesday||Emperor's Birthday (JP)|
|December 25th, Friday||Christmas Day|
|December 29th, Tuesday||Year End Holiday|
|December 30th,Wednesday||Year End Holiday|
|December 31st,Thursday||Year End Holiday|