Reestablishing the formal visits after the pandemic. Courtesy call to Shiga Prefectural Government

The Consul General of the Republic of Panama, Mr. Victor Almengor, paid a courtesy call to the Honorable Mrs. Nakajo Eri, Vice Governor of Shiga Prefecture.

During the meeting, Consul General Almengor expressed the interest of Panama on establishing bonds with Shiga Prefecture by virtue of connecting the Shiga University of Medical Science with either the Panamanian Medical academic community or with the National Forensic Institute of Panama.

By his part, Vice Governor Eri expressed the interest of the Shiga Prefecture to connect itself with cities or provinces in Panama for purpose of creating cultural exchange between Shiga and Panama within the near future.

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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.