Message from Consul General


Arrival Greeting

Welcome to the homepage of the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai.

I, Muneo Takahashi, have been appointed as the Consul-General of Japan in Chennai by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While I have previous experience working in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the United States, Australia, and other places overseas, this will be my first assignment in India. I am looking forward to my duties in Chennai as Japan and India's relationship continues to develop.
Japan and India have been expanding and deepening our cooperative relationship in various fields such as politics, security, economy, and culture under the shared vision of "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" and "Special Strategic and Global Partnership."
Particularly in the southern Indian states under the jurisdiction of this Consulate-General, numerous Japanese companies have expanded their presence, contributing not only to the expansion of economic relations between Japan and India but also to the development of the Indian economy. I am pleased to see this and hope for more companies to enter the region in the future. I will strive to facilitate the activities of Japanese companies to make them smoother.
At the same time, I will actively work to provide information related to security and safety, as well as various consular services, to ensure the safety and security of all Japanese residents, including travelers and business visitors.
Furthermore, many people in the southern Indian states are friendly towards Japan, and cultural and personal exchanges have been active in the past. I intend to further expand such exchanges to promote friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
I hope I can have your kind understanding, support, and cooperation in our efforts to further strengthening our friendship and cooperative relations. Thank you very much.
April 2024
Consul-General of Japan in Chennai