Mark Wuebbels began serving as a senior officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo in August 2022.

Prior to assuming this role, he served as Deputy Director of the Taiwan Coordination Office at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

Other national assignments include serving as a Pearson Fellow on the U.S. Senate Standing Subcommittee on Investigations and as a Politico-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of Japanese Affairs.

Mark’s overseas assignments include Consular Officer in Guangzhou and Osaka, and Economic Officer in Shanghai.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mark worked in Himeji and Kobe from 1999 to 2002 as an assistant language teacher and international relations coordinator on the JET program and conducted research at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. Mark is a graduate of American University and earned his Masters in International Business from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

He speaks Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Portuguese. Hailing from the desert climate of Arizona, he and his family look forward to the winter sports of northern Japan.

(From August 2022)