6th Energy Infrastructure Forum 2023 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include


Hon. Hirofumi Murabayashi

Consul General of Japan in Houston

Mr. Murabayashi is the Consul General of Japan in Houston, having assumed that role in November 2021. As Consul General, he acts as the Government of Japan’s representative in the Texas-Oklahoma region, and heads its consulate in Houston.

During his 38 years in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Consul General Murabayashi has gained considerable experience as a specialist in the United States, starting with his post-graduate education in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Previously, he has been stationed in Japan’s consulates in New York City and Portland, Oregon, and has also served in MOFA’s North American Affairs Bureau in Tokyo on three separate occasions.   

Beyond the United States, Consul General Murabayashi has served abroad in many other nations, such as the Philippines, Pakistan, Hungary, Trinidad and Tobago, Yemen, Oman, Albania, and Malawi. Prior to assuming his current office, he served as the Director of MOFA’s Recruitment Center for International Organizations, after being engaged in the training of Japanese diplomats at MOFA’s Foreign Service Training Institute.

Consul General Murabayashi was born and raised in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan, and graduated from Nagoya University’s School of Letters prior to joining MOFA in 1983. He and his wife Aurora have one son and one daughter.