Establishing formal cooperation between Panama and Osaka. Our Consul General paid acourtesy visit to Governor Yoshimura of Osaka.

The Consul General of the Republic of Panama in Kobe, Mr. Victor J. Almengor C., paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Osaka Prefecture, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshimura where different issues related to cooperation between the Republic of Panama and Osaka were discussed.

At the meeting, Governor Yoshimura expressed his appreciation to the Government of Panama for finally confirm their presence at the upcoming Osaka World Expo 2025.

On the other side, Consul General Almengor communicated the desire of the National Government to engage with the academic and business community in Osaka by establishing
formal relations and also discussing important topics such as climate change and energy in the future.

One of the most important topics discussed was the possibility of discussing a cooperation agreement between the ports of Osaka and the ports of the Republic of Panama. Panama formally confirmed its participation at the upcoming Osaka Expo 2025 in September 2022.

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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.