The Consul General
About the Consulate General
Allen S. Greenberg
United States Consul General, Osaka-Kobe
Allen Greenberg arrived in Osaka in August 2014. From September 2012 to July 2014 he was the Director of the State Department's Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) Houston Regional Office. Prior to OFM, Allen served as Consul General in Krakow, Poland from 2009 to 2012. Before Krakow, Allen headed the Political Unit of the State Department's Office of Russian Affairs in Washington (2003-05) and served as Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg (2006-09). Allen also served in the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow from 1995 to 1997.
After his time in Moscow, Allen focused on U.S.-Japan trade and economic issues, first at the State Department's Japan Desk in Washington (1997-99). Following 10 months at the Foreign Service Institute's Japanese Language Training Center in Yokohama (1999-2000), he served in the Economic Section of the Embassy in Tokyo (2000-2003). Earlier tours included the Embassy in Warsaw (1987-89), Consulate General in Casablanca (1989-91), and the U.S. Interests Section in Havana (1991-94).
A native of California, Allen studied at Stanford University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is married to Haruko Ando Greenberg, a writer and potter. They have a son, Benjamin, who is a young architect living in Indiana.