Japanese consul general visits with GGC students

Takuji Hanatani, consul general of Japan, spoke to a group of Georgia Gwinnett College students today about his experiences as a diplomat living and working in foreign nations. The student group consisted primarily of business majors.

Takuji Hanatani, consul general of Japan, spoke to a group of Georgia Gwinnett College students today about his experiences as a diplomat living and working in foreign nations. The student group consisted primarily of business majors.

“Our students will enter a work environment that increasingly requires interaction with other nations and other cultures,” said Victoria Johnson, dean of the GGC School of Business. “It is important for them to hear from professionals like Mr. Hanatani about how the global community functions, and how business and diplomacy are related. We are delighted to welcome him to campus to share his perspectives.”

Hanatani’s role as consul general is to oversee the operations of the Japanese Consulate for the five-state region of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. He also serves as an official representative of Japan in diplomatic situations.

A graduate of the Harvard Law School, Hanatani has served in several nations including Brazil, France, Switzerland, Nairobi and Belgium. He has held key posts at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, including director of multilateral cooperation division, Economic Cooperation Bureau.

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