Join us for a Diplomatic Dialogue reception with Mio Maeda, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta. After an hour of networking, Consul General Maeda will discuss the work of the Japanese Consulate, the recent SEUS-Japan Conference in Tokyo, the significant investment of Japanese companies in Atlanta, and experiences during his career postings and his observations on global affairs with Mark Pierson, ACIR’s Director of Diplomatic Outreach and Strategic Development. The Diplomatic Dialogue attendees will then have the opportunity to ask the Consul General questions. Remarks are off-the-record and not recorded but social media posts are encouraged.
Mio Maeda, Consul General of Japan
Mr. Mio Maeda received a law degree from the University of Tokyo and joined Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1990. As a diplomatic trainee, Mr. Maeda continued his studies at University of Oxford and then returned to MOFA where he held various positions throughout a three-decade long career.
In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Dir, Research & Programming Division (Economic Cooperation Bureau) and then became Deputy Dir of the 2nd Southeast Asia Division (Asian & Oceanian Affairs Bureau). Following, Mr. Maeda served MOFA as Deputy Dir of Consular Policy Division (Consular Affairs Bureau). In 2004, Mr. Maeda became Counselor at the Embassy of Japan in Italy, and two year later served the same position in Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In 2009, returning to Japan was appointed Senior Coordinator of Global Issues Cooperation Division (International Cooperation Bureau). In 2011 Mr. Maeda was made Counselor for the National Policy Unit (Cabinet Secretariat) and then Minister-Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In 2014 Mr. Maeda returned to Japan to serve as Dir of the Southwest Asia Division (SE & SW Asian Affairs Dept, MOFA, Japan). In 2015, Mr. Maeda was seconded to the Imperial Household Agency and appointed Chamberlain to HIH the Crown Prince of Japan, and later as Chamberlain to HM the Emperor of Japan, until 2019. Mr. Maeda then became Minister, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Switzerland. He now joins the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta as Consul General where he serves as the Head of Mission in the Southeast United States.