Consul General of Panama participates at the Kansai Diplomat Seminar jointly hosted by the Osaka Prefecture and City Government.

Last week, the Governor of Osaka, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshimura and the Mayor of Osaka, Mr. Hideyuki Yokoyama hosted a meeting with 16 Consul Generals of Kansai in order to exchange views on the upcoming year and especially about the Osaka Expo 2025.

The City and Prefectural officers explained to all of us about the future plans to bolster Osaka growth while many of the diplomats indicated their country plans to begin construction or organization of their pavilions.

As this was the final participation of Consul General Almengor as a representative of Panama, he took the opportunity to express his deepest appreciation for the great number of activities that both governments (prefecture and city) had undertaken with Panama since 2022, especially the signature of a Port Affiliation MOU last year between the ports of Osaka and Panama.

Consul General Almengor also highlighted the visa waiver measure for all Panamanians which was recently announced by the government of Japan as an important measure towards the Expo participation of Panama and to the further cultural exchange between the citizens of both countries.

Thanks to Governor Yoshimura and to Mayor Yokoyama for their interest in connecting our countries!!

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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.