Joseph Caron

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Member ofCanadian Global Affairs Institute
Canadian diplomat who attended 1983 Bilderberg when working in private sector assignments.

Employment.png Canadian Ambassador to Japan

In office
August 19, 2005 - 2008

Joseph Caron is a Canadian diplomat. He attended the 1983 Bilderberg, when working in private sector assignments.


Caron joined the Trade Commissioner Service in 1972, and served abroad in Saigon and Ankara. In 1975, he began Japanese language studies, and subsequently served three times at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, including as Minister and Head of Chancery. During the 1980s, he undertook private sector assignments involving China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.

In Ottawa, he has held several positions related to Asian and international economic affairs, including G8 summitry. In 1998, he became Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific and Africa, and served as Canada’s Senior Official for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Until 2005, Caron served as Canada’s Ambassador to China, with concurrent accreditation to North Korea and Mongolia. From 2005 to 2008, he was Canada’s Ambassador to Japan. In 2008, Mr. Caron was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Meiji Gakuin University. From August 2008 to June 2010, Caron was High Commissioner to the Republic of India, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Kingdom of Bhutan. Caron retired from government in June, 2010.

In June 2010, Caron was appointed Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and in July 2010, Caron joined the Institute of Asian Research at The University of British Columbia as an Honorary Professor.[1]


Event Witnessed

Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada
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