Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs and Consul General

Karin M. Lang
Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs and Consul General
U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

Karin Lang assumed her duties as Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in August 2019. Prior to serving in Japan, Karin was the Director of the Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs in the Bureau of Consular Affairs from 2017 to 2019, and Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff in the Office of the Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017.

Since joining the Foreign Service in 1993, Karin has served overseas in consular assignments in Havana, Bangkok, Taipei, Guangzhou, and Mexico City, and domestically as deputy director of the Office of Japanese Affairs, Indonesia desk officer, and staff assistant in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Karin earned her B.A. at the University of Minnesota and is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School (ICAF). In 2015 she was awarded the Department of State’s Mary A. Ryan Award for Outstanding Public Service.