On May 30, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Diocesan Primate, welcomed His Excellency Shigeru Kikuma, Japanese Consul in Los Angeles, to the Western Diocese. Consul Kikuma was accompanied by the Rev. Fr. Yeghia Isayan, Pastor of St. Peter Armenian Church of Glendale and Ms. Jennifer Usyak, Advisor at the Consulate General of Japan.
Avenues of collaboration between the Consulate General of Japan and the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America were discussed.