Join the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-Toronto) for a breakfast meeting on June 14 about doing business in Japan, featuring the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, Takako Ito, and Christine Nakamura, Vice-President, Toronto, with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
You'll learn about opportunities for Canadian companies in Japan, the recent trade mission for women entrepreneurs to Japan, and upcoming trade missions.
About Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto
Ms. Takako Ito is the first female Consul-General of Japan in Toronto. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan in 1985. Her overseas postings included Embassies in Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Mission of Japan to the UN in New York, and the Mission of Japan to ASEAN as Deputy Chief of Mission. At home, she served in many capacities, covering economic partnership negotiations, human rights, transnational crimes, development assistance policy planning, and the international press. Before arriving in Toronto, Ms. Ito was Assistant Chief of Protocol of MOFA, as well as Master of Ceremonies at Imperial Household Agency. She graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo and has a master's degree in International Affairs from Carleton University.
About Christine Nakamura, Vice-President, Toronto, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
From 1976 to 2011, Ms. Christine Nakamura served in various capacities with the Canadian government, including at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Department of Justice and, most recently, the Department of Foreign Affiars, Trade and Development. She has served overseas in Japan and Korea and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, where she majored in East Asian Studies. She is a board member of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Foundation in Toronto and a member of the Advisory Council (Canada) for the Prince Takamado Japan Canada Memorial Fund.