Panama participates at BARI SHIP 2023.

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Vladimir Franco participated as a guest of honor at the official inauguration ceremony of the Bari Ship 2023 Exhibition celebrated at the city of Imabari.

Afterwards, the Panama booth was also officially inaugurated by Mayor Shigeki Tokunaga of Imabari City, along with H.E. Vladimir Franco, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Jorge Luis Almengor, Vice Minister of Finance of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Carlos Pere, Ambassador of Panama in Japan, Eng. Rafael Cigarruista, General Director of Merchant Marine, Capt. Juan Maltez, General Director of Seafarers and Mr. Christopher Eve, Chairman of informa Markets Japan.

Our booth received many friends from western Japan and served as an important exhibition site of our maritime services available for the shipping community of Imabari.

The Panama Maritime Administration has participated in every Bari Ship event since 2013.

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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.