Consul General Nobutaka Maekawa and State Minister Herrmann – Picture by bayern.de, bayerische Staatskanzlei.
Thursday, 10 September 2020, Munich, Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Head of the Bavarian Chancellery, Dr. Florian Herrmann, Minister of State for Federal and European Affairs and Media, received at the State Chancellery the exequatur of the novel Nipponese Consul General in Munich Maekawa Nobutaka. The latter is responsible for the Bundesländer Bavaria as well as Baden-Württemberg.
Envoy Maekawa served previously for three years as Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Mission of Japan to NATO based in Brussels. This is the general consul’s third posting in Germany after having served in Bonn and Berlin.
Both Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are prominent commercial partners for Japan. Owing to the relevance of the two Bundesländer JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation) opened in July a novel office in Munich in the presence of Bavaria’s Ministry of Economy, Hubert Aiwanger. With over seven billion euros worth in trade, Japan is Bavaria’s second largest commercial partner in Asia.
For further information
Consulate General of Japan to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg: https://www.muenchen.de.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_de/gk_grusswort.html
JETRO in Munich: https://www.muenchen.de.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_de/jetro_muenchen.html