Dear visitors! I am pleased to welcome you to the official website of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan!


Recently, Russian-Japanese relations have been experiencing dynamic development in a number of areas. We conduct regular political dialogues with one another, economic cooperation has been intensifiying, we are engaged in cultural exchanges and have been consolidating regional ties. Japan is one of our leading partners, not just within the Asia-Pacific but throughout the world.

At the same time I am deeply convinced that there remains an untapped wealth of potential for further expansion of the spheres of our cooperation, enhancement of mutual-understanding, as well as the deepening of business and social relations between our two countries and peoples. One of the priorities of the Embassy is also to protect the legitimate rights and interests of our citizens in Japan.

I hope the information you find on this website will assist you in finding the answers to basic questions about the Russian Federation, Russian-Japanese relations, and Russian diplomatic missions and consular offices in Japan.

Best regards,


Mikhail Galuzin
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Russian Federation to Japan



Date of Birth: June 14, 1960
Place of Birth: Moscow

Institute of Asian and African Studies under Moscow State University

Fluent in Japanese and English

Diplomatic Rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Career: Entered diplomatic service in 1983
1983-1986 Embassy of USSR in Japan
1992-1997 Embassy of Russia in Japan
2001-2008 Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Russia in Japan
2010-2012 Director of the Third Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
2012-2017 Ambassador of Russia in Indonesia  
from Jan.2018 Ambassador of Russia in Japan
Family: Married, has an adult son
State Awards: Order of Friendship