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Any person or corporation may register their vessel or vessels directly to our Consular Office in Kobe.

Any vessel under construction can apply for a Provisional Registration including radio License certification. You may contact our Consular office in Kobe Japan for purpose of obtaining a vessel registration for a ship under construction. From the year 2020, all Ship Registration and Radio License Certifications are issued by electronic means with a QR security Code.

For any queries regarding ship registration you may contact to the following email:

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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.