Job Title: Consul General of Japan in Montreal
Consul General Jun SAITO was born in Tokyo. In his childhood, he lived in New York City with his parents for a while. After graduating from the University of Tokyo in Law, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan in 1988.
Throughout his diplomatic career he has been assigned to several diplomatic missions, notably in Brussels, New Delhi, and Paris, as well as to the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. At MOFA Headquarters, he assumed the directorships of the Public Diplomacy Department, the European Affairs Bureau, and of the Press and Public Relations Directorate.
Most recently, he lead the Secretariat for Official Guests of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as Ambassador & Secretary-General. Consul General Saito arrived in Montreal in October 2021 and has been highly active in both business and cultural spheres across Quebec and Atlantic Canada. He has been enjoying playing golf and tennis in summer, and snowmobiling, fatbiking, and snowshoeing in winter.
He is married and has two daughters who currently live in Japan