Congratulations to Mr. Arsenio Dominguez, the first latinamerican and Panamanian to be elected Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

“Today we make history! For the first time, a Latin American and Panamanian will lead the International Maritime Organization @imo_hq. Congratulations Arsenio for this achievement! It’s yours and an entire region’s accomplishment. We are confident that you will rise to the demands of the position. Thanks to the international community for placing their trust in this Panamanian. Let’s keep going!
I appreciate the management and teamwork of Ambassador Natalia Royo and officials from @EmbPanamaGbr, Luis Bernal, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO, the candidate’s team from the Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences at @CancilleriaPma, Noriel Araúz, and staff from @AMP_Panama.”

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The Panama Canal

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.