Advancing education and Cooperation between Kobe and Panama. USMA and KIC signed a MOUAgreement for research in digital and computing field.

Recently the Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua de Panama (USMA), with the aim of creating international cooperation related to digital transformation, postgraduate studies, in addition to exchange between professors and students of both Universities who want to work together in courses and research projects.

The signing ceremony in Japan was held at KIC headquarters in Kobe, between KIC President Mr. Fukuoka Kenji and the Consul General of the Republic of Panama in Kobe, Mr. Victor J. Almengor C. It is important to mention that the Rector of USMA, Mr. Francisco Blanco signed the agreement on August 2023 in the city of Panama with the presence of his staff and our Consul General Almengor.

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On behalf of our country, we are pleased to Welcome you to the Website of The Consulate of Panama, in Kobe Japan.

It is an honor to serve as Consul General of this office which has its consular jurisdiction over the Fukui, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions.

We are located in the second metropolitan region of Japan and in one of the largest shipping centers of the world. Furthermore, we supervise and work together as a team with the office of the Panama Maritime Authority located in the city of Imabari, which is a sister city of Panama city.

Our office essentially provides Maritime and Consular Services along with the promotion of the Panamanian culture and the enhancement of the trade and academic relationships between Panama and the people, companies and institutions of western Japan.

This site aims to provide general information about our country, the Panama Merchant Marine along with other consular and cultural services that our office provides within western Japan, giving you a better understanding of the role and functions of our Office.