Greeting from Ambassador Haruhisa Takeuchi


Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Japan in Singapore. My name is Haruhisa Takeuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore.

Today, Japan and Singapore enjoy broad and strong relationship. Through this website, we intend to update you on the major policy initiatives of the Government of Japan, development in our bilateral relations and regional cooperation.

Please also visit the website of Japan Creative Centre, established by the initiative of the Prime Ministers of Japan and Singapore to promote further exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Southeast Asia.

I hope this website will serve as a useful gateway to Japan and Japanese culture.


Ambassador Haruhisa Takeuchi was born in 1952 in Washington D.C., United States of America. After his graduation from Hitotsubashi University, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975. His previous appointments include Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service, MOFA (2006 – 2008), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Israel (2008 – 2011) and Ambassador in charge of Okinawan Affairs (2011 – 2013).

Ambassador Takeuchi arrived in Singapore on October 7th, 2013.