The NC Japan Center was honored to speak with Consul Ayako Yasuda at the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta, which is responsible for supporting Japanese nationals in the southeastern United States and much more. Consul Yasuda discusses what a consular office does, the JET Program, and about her background in becoming a diplomat. (this interview was recorded in November, 2021).
Links of interest:
Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta: https://www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html
CG of Japan in Atlanta “Visiting Japan” Page (Japan entry protocol updates): https://www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visitingjapan.html
JET Program USA: https://jetprogramusa.org
“Japan Fest” Atlanta: https://www.japanfest.org