Consul-General Ito Visits Kitchener and Waterloo

Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito gives a presentation at Renison University College.

Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito visited Kitchener and Waterloo on June 18 and 19, and met with Kitchener’s Mayor Berry Vrbanovic and Waterloo’s Mayor Dave Jaworsky.  She also gave a presentation on Japan’s soft power, public diplomacy and Japan-Canada relations to East Asian Studies students at Renison University College. She also visited Maple Soft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, and Christie, a subsidiary of Japan’s Ushio Inc., as well as the local non-profit organization Communitech, exchanging information and views with their representatives as well as taking tours of their facilities.


Consul-General Ito with Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.

The Consul-General with Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky.

From right: Mr. Tetsu Yamaguchi, Maple Soft’s Vice President, Asia;
Mr. Jim Dell, Executive Vice-President, Global Marketing; Consul-General Ito.

From right: Mr. Keith Cooke, Christie’s Director, Manufacturing Engineering;
Consul-General Ito; Mr. Mike Esch, Vice President, Global Engineering.

The Consul-General with Ms. Lisa Cashmore, Communitech’s Director, International Strategy.

Consul-General Ito is interviewed by local media.
(Left: Mr. Mr. Matthew Ethier, Reporter for CTV Kitchener.)