Harry H. Horinouchi, 56, is the newly appointed consul general of Japan in Los Angeles.
He arrived in Los Angeles on Aug. 7 and participated in Nisei Week festivities over the weekend, including the Grand Parade on Sunday in Little Tokyo.
Horinouchi was born on Nov. 12, 1957 and graduated in 1980 from Tokyo University Faculty of Law, the same year he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Horinouchi studied overseas at Nanjing University in China in the Faculty of Chinese Language and Literature, and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Prior to his posting in Los Angeles, Horinouchi served from 2011 to 2014 as the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Japan in Beijing. His postings include minister at the Embassy of Japan in Beijing (2010-2011); deputy director-general of MOFA’s International Legal Affairs Bureau (2009-2010); and director of the China and Mongolia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, MOFA.
An academic, Horinouchi has published several major papers and was a lecturer at the Graduate School of Law at Waseda University in Tokyo from 2000 to 2002.