Consul-General Ikuhiko Ono
Consulate-General of Japan
1225 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Ikuhiko Ono assumed the position of Consul-General of Japan in Denver in October of 2011. Consul-General Ono began his career as a researcher at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea in 1984. After three years at the Museum, he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987 and worked as professional researcher in the Embassy of Japan in Republic of Korea.
During the last 25 years of his career, he has served in many positions in various locations. He began as a Special Assistant at the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Korea (1987-1991), and also worked as a Second Secretary (1991-1994), served as a Consul at the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu (1999-2002), after which he returned to the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Korea as the First Secretary, later to become a Counselor (2002-2005) and also served as a Counselor in the Russian Federation (2007-2010). Before coming to Denver, his most recent position was the Senior Regional Coordinator of the Northeast Asia Division and the Director of Japan-Korea National Exchange Division in the Asian Oceanian Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo.
Consul-General Ono graduated with a Master’s Degree from the School of Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba. He was also educated at Seoul National University where he received a Doctorate Course Completion in Archaeology and Art History. He enjoys traveling and viewing art with his wife Eiko Ono.