Andrew Lee began serving as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo in August 2019.
After joining the U.S. Department of State in 2004, Mr. Lee was assigned abroad to posts in Tokyo, Japan; Dakar, Senegal; Wuhan, China; and Bamako, Mali. Prior to coming to Sapporo, he also completed a one-year fellowship in the United States Senate as a Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Lee worked for nine years as a locally employed Education Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. From 1991 to 1994, he also taught junior-high school English in Higashiosaka, Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Mr. Lee holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.
A fifth-generation Chinese-American, Mr. Lee grew up in San Francisco, California and comes to Sapporo with his wife and son. Together, they enjoy playing basketball and baseball, exploring nature, and sampling ethnic food around the world.