IPM Expo 2025 Summer

Panama participated in the International Participant Meetings (IPM), Summer edition, of the World Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Japan, held in Nara Prefecture, on June 25 and 26, with the H.S. Any Lam Chong of the Consulate General of the Republic of Panama in Kobe.

The IPM had delegates from over 160 countries and international organizations, with the attendance of high authorities such as the Minister of World Expo 2025, Hanako Jimi, the governor of Osaka, Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Secretary General of the Japanese Association for World Expo 2025, Ishige Hiroyuki, the Secretary General of the Bureau of International Exhibitions (BIE), Dimitri Kerkentzes, among others.

Expo 2025 will open on April 13, 2025 and will end on October 13.

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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.