Jurisdiction & Organization
The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles exclusively serves the state of Arizona and Southern California (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties).
The Embassy of Japan and each of the 16 Consulates General of Japan in the United States maintain specific jurisdictional areas. In order to best serve you, please contact the Consulate in whose jurisdiction you reside. Please see the Embassy of Japan's U.S. Consulate-General Guide for the contact information of the office that serves you.
■Deputy Consul General
- General Affairs and Public Relations
Coordinates the operations of the Consulate.
- Policy and Partnership
Monitors and researches the political situation in this jurisdiction, and follows matters related to the political aspects of the Japan - U.S. relationship, including relations with the Japanese American community.
- Administrative Section
Coordinates the daily running of the Consulate General office.
- Economic Section
Monitors and researches business developments in Southern California and Arizona as well as economic relations between Japan and Southern California and Arizona.
- Information & Culture Section
Provides general information on Japan. Introduces Japanese culture to the people of this jurisdiction by implementing and assisting with various cultural events. Informs the media and the public of Japanese current affairs and the official policy of the Japanese Government. Implements the administration and selection process for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships and the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
- Consular & Security Section
Protects the interests of Japanese residents and tourists. Issues and renews Japanese passports performs civil registration services. . Issues entry visas to Japan-bound visitors.