Consul-General of Japan in Toronto
Ms. Takako Ito is the first female Consul-General of Japan in Toronto. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan in 1985. Her overseas postings included Embassies in Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Mission of Japan to the UN in NY and the Mission of Japan to ASEAN as Deputy Chief of Mission. At home, she served in many capacities, covering economic partnership negotiating, human rights, transnational crimes, development assistance policy planning, and the international press. Before arriving in Toronto, she was Assistant Chief of Protocol of MOFA as well as Master of the Ceremonies at Imperial Household Agency. . She graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo (B.L. in international legal studies) and has an M.A. in international affairs from Carleton University.
VP, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
From 1976 to 2011, Ms. Christine Nakamura served in various capacities with the Canadian government, including at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Department of Justice and, most recently, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. She has served overseas in Japan and Korea and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, where she majored in East Asian Studies. She is a board member of the Japanese Canadian Culture Centre Foundation in Toronto and a member of the Advisory Council (Canada) for the Prince Takamado Japan Canada Memorial Fund.
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