Establishment of a port affiliation relationship between Panama and Kansai for the first time.

The Panama Maritime Authority and the Ports Bureau of the Kobe City Government, Japan signed a memorandum of understanding on port issues, such as the development of shipping routes, port planning, port operations, data management and hydrography, construction and maintenance of port facilities, and port security.

On behalf of the Office of Ports of the Government of the city of Kobe, Japan, signed the director Noritaka Hasegawa and on the part of the Maritime Authority of Panama, signed the
Administrator Noriel Araúz.

The signing ceremony was held in a virtual meeting which was hosted by the Consul General of Panama in Kobe Japan, Mr. Victor J. Almengor C. and Eng. Nelson Agrazal as the chief of the Panama Maritime Office at Imabari (Segumar Imabari).

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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.