Japanese Consul General to Address Hawaii State Legislature on Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermath

Media Release:

WHAT:  The Honorable Yoshihiko Kamo, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu, will address the Hawaii State Legislature in a special joint session of the House and Senate.  The Consul General will give remarks on the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, including an update on how the devastation continues to impact the lives of those across Japan.

Yoshihiko Kamo

Yoshihiko Kamo

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – 12 noon

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol – House of Representatives Chamber

WHY:   The Hawaii State Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution No. 319 – Requesting the Japanese Consul General in Honolulu to Address the Legislature Assembled in Joint Session.  Online copy: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/bills/HCR319_.htm

WHO:  The Honorable Yoshihiko Kamo has served as the Consul General of Japan in Honolulu since August 2009.  His profile from the Consulate General of Japan website is provided below:

http://www.honolulu.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/about_cg_en.htm

Consul General Kamo was born in 1952 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Tokyo University, Faculty of Engineering, in 1976 and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served in Tokyo, as Director, Southwest Asia Division, MOFA and Director General, International Affairs Department, Secretariat of the House of Representatives. His overseas assignments include the Embassies of Japan in Bangladesh, Thailand, Canada, Myanmar and Finland. He also served as the Consul General in Houston.

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