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Birmingham Businessman Mark Jackson named as Alabama Honorary Consul General of Japan

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Kazuo Sunaga, Counsel General of Japan-Atlanta, Mark Jackson, Alabama's new Honorary Consul General of Japan, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Kazuo Sunaga, Counsel General of Japan-Atlanta, Mark Jackson, Alabama's new Honorary Consul General of Japan, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
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Strengthening relations between the state of Alabama and the Japan, Birmingham resident Mark Jackson has been appointed as the Honorary Consul General of Japan for Alabama.  The appointment was made official by the Japanese Consulate in Montgomery earlier this week and announced at Birmingham Rotary on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Jackson is the CEO and Chairman of Moreson Conferencing.  Jackson  will assume the role from Elmer Harris, a former executive with Alabama Power Company, who has served in the position since 2002. 

Jackson , who is actively involved in the Japan America Society of Birmingham ,  has served the international community as a board member of the British American Business Group, and held a board position with the National Library for the Blind in Stockport, England. Other key areas of service include aiding the Transplant Recipients International Organization, the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Irish Cultural Society. Currently Jackson is serving a second term as the Chair of the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission.

In addition to his work in the international community, Jackson is equally committed to his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. He has served on the boards of many non-profit organizations in the city, including the American Lung Association of Alabama,  Alabama Foundation for Agriculture, the Legislative Committee of the Central Alabama Clean Cities Commission, March of Dimes, Jimmie Hale Mission, Birmingham International Center, Kid One Transport, Birmingham Boys Choir, Samford University Brock School of Business, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s President’s Council, UAB School of Business, Children’s Aid Society Foundation Board and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In his new role as Alabama’s Honorary Consul General of Japan, Jackson will work with officials from various sectors to continue to sustain and strengthen business and economic relations between entities in Japan and Alabama.

Presently, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Honda, Toyota and a few other Japanese connected or based companies operate or oversee major operations throughout the state of Alabama. Jackson will assume the role immediately.

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