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A cocktail with the Japanese Consul General

2,400 Japanese nationals live in the district of the Japanese Consulate General in Marseille. (Click to view larger version...)
2,400 Japanese nationals live in the district of the Japanese Consulate General in Marseille.
Danai Tsukhara, the recently appointed Japanese Consul General in Marseille, speaks French without the trace of an accent, not even the singsong accent of Toulouse, where he studied to become a French teacher. Life decided otherwise and he became a diplomat, posted in France, Zaïre, the United States, Senegal, Belgium and Guinea.

Consul General Tsukhara was welcomed by DG Ikeda and met most of the ITER Japanese staff (29 persons) for a cocktail at the Château. (Click to view larger version...)
Consul General Tsukhara was welcomed by DG Ikeda and met most of the ITER Japanese staff (29 persons) for a cocktail at the Château.
Last Friday, Danai Tsukhara was welcomed at ITER by Director-General Kaname Ikeda and was later given the opportunity to meet most of the Japanese staff (29 persons) for a cocktail at the Château.

The Japanese Consul General in Marseille has jurisdiction over four French regions: PACA, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées and Corsica. Some 2,400 Japanese nationals live in that area, half of them married to French citizens.



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