Panama owns a cultural multiplicity that makes it unique in the region one of the biggest contributors to this cultural richness is the constant presence of visitors from all parts of the world along with the unique culture of the native Panamanian groups.

We encourage you to learn about the different aspects of the Panamanian culture from our different cultural expressions such as our national dress called: “la Pollera”, the impressive Caribbean culture of the Atlantic provinces of Colon and Bocas del Toro and the different features of the Azuero region as the birthplace and guardian of the Panamanian folkloric music and traditional representations.

Festival de diablos y congos
La Villa de los Santos, Los Santos Province, 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.