Ken Toko has been Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Malta since August 2023.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, Germany from 2020 to 2023.
Ken has also served as: Acting Deputy Director and Senior Germany Desk Officer of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Western European Affairs; Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan; Special Assistant in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Consular and Political Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China; and Consular Officer at the American Institute in Taiwan.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State in 2003, Ken worked in External Relations at the Sony Corporation in Tokyo.
Born in New York City in 1974 and raised in New Jersey, he holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Columbia University.
Ken is married with four kids – three sons and one daughter – and a dog.
He speaks Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), German, and has also studied Ukrainian.