City of San Antonio Economic Development

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Japanese Counsel General Welcomed in San Antonio

WHAT:     San Antonio community partners will host a reception to welcome the Honorable Tetsuro Amano, the Consul General of Japan for five U.S. states, including Texas, to San Antonio.  He plans to convey the appreciation of the Japanese government to San Antonio’s corporate and community organizations for their support in raising funds for the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Effort.

WHO:             –    Mayor Ivy R. Taylor

  • Honorable Tetsuro Amano, Consul General of Japan in Houston
  • Alvin Wallace, Interim President, Japan-America Society of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

 WHEN:          Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

 WHERE:       Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – Mayor Cockrell Room

                        900 E. Market Street

 MORE:           One-on-one interviews with the Consul General are available before the reception. Reserve a spot by emailing

Over 30 Japanese companies, in a variety of industries, have expanded into San Antonio to contribute to its overall economic vitality. This reception will serve as Consul Amano’s official welcome to San Antonio and a chance for the Japanese government to formally acknowledge the ongoing support Japanese companies receive from San Antonio’s corporate and community organizations.

In the wake of the tragic earthquakes that struck our sister city of Kumamoto, Japan, 24 local business, civic and public organizations came together spontaneously to raise funds for recovery efforts. To date, over $55,000 of the $100,000 goal has been raised for donation to the City of Kumamoto to support the victims of the earthquake and the reconstruction of Kumamoto Castle.


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