This morning at the Kobe City Hall a small inaugural ceremony was held for the display of a short exhibition of posters related to Panama and to the relationship with the city of Kobe.

With the presence of Mayor Kizo Hisamoto and representatives of the press and shipping companies located in Kobe, the Consul General of Panama in Kobe, Mr. Victor Almengor conducted a small tape cut ceremony after some remarks delivered by the Consul general and Mayor Hisamoto.

At his remarks, Mayor Hisamoto highlighted the importance of Panama and the historic relationship with the city of Kobe, while the Consul General expressed a quick overview of the presence of the Consular General office in Kobe as one of the few consular representations that remains at Kobe after the unfortunate Hanshin earthquake.

The posters were designed by the creative art of Duo Puncta strategic Branding Studio of Panama.

If you have the chance to visit the City Hall, please do not forget to look at this gallery at the 1st floor.

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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.