Inauguration of an exhibition about the history of Panama and the relationship with the city of Kobe in the Kobe City Hall building.

An exhibition was inaugurated describing the history of Panama and its relationship with the city of Kobe in English and Japanese language.

The inauguration ceremony was held with the presence of more than 15 representatives of shipping companies along with the Mayor of Kobe city, H.S. Kizo Hisamoto, who referred to the importance of the Consulate General of Panama for the city of Kobe and for the maritime community of this city. The Consul General then detailed the progress that has been made in terms of the relationship with the city of Kobe, highlighting the recent maritime agreement between the port of Kobe and the ports of Panama signed in March 2023.

The 20 posters recounting the history of Panama and the cultural exchange between Panama and Japan, in both English and Japanese languages, were exhibited for 3 weeks on the ground floor of the Mayor’s City Hall building within the main lobby. During the exhibition, many citizens of Kobe were able to appreciate different parts of the history of Panama, as well as important facts and the symbols of Panama.

It is important to mention that the design of this exhibition was carried out by “Duo Puncta Strategic Branding Studio” under the creative direction of Ms. Daniela Gomez Worthington.

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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.