Consul-General Matsumoto assumed his post as Consul-General of Japan in Nashville in January 2022. This is his first diplomatic assignment in the United States. The Consul-General has worked primarily in trade and investment fields during his three-plus decades in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). He has extensive experience working with international organizations, including the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has participated in negotiations for several economic agreements between Japan and a multitude of nations and international groups.
Consul-General Matsumoto has held a variety of positions within the Economic Affairs Bureau at MOFA headquarters in Tokyo, most recently serving as the Director of the Division for Promotion of Public-Private Partnership. He has served overseas in the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD in Paris, and the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh.
Consul-General Matsumoto was born in Tachikawa City and grew up in Fussa City, both part of Tokyo. He graduated from Hosei University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s in Economics and joined MOFA in 1985. Consul-General Matsumoto is married with two adult sons.