Creating ties with one the most ancient and historic regions of Japan. Courtesy call to Nara Governor

The Consul General of the Republic of Panama in Kobe, Mr. Victor J. Almengor C., paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Nara Prefecture, Mr. Arai Shogo in which both parties discussed the possibility of cultural activities in Nara prefecture within the near future.

Mr. Shogo recalled his work experience at the Japanese Maritime Administration in different topics which involved conversations with the Republic of Panama at the International Maritime Organization.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Almengor gave Mr. Shogo a traditional native Panamanian art, named “MOLA” from the Guna culture in Panama which was highly appreciate by Governor Shogo and his staff.

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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.