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 GuideOpen a new window for the contact information of the office that serves you.


State of California
(Highlighted area = Our jurisdiction)
State of Arizona




■Consul General

Official representative of the Government of Japan in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. 

■Deputy Consul General

In charge of the running of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and coordination between each of its sections.


  • General Affairs and Public Relations Section

    Coordinates the operations of the Consulate and also provides general information on Japan through the Japan Information & Culture Center. 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.


  • Policy and Partnership Section

    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.
  • 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.