Working meeting for purpose of enhancing Panama’s academic and cultural ties in Kansai

The Consul General of the Republic of Panama, Mr. Víctor J. Almengor C., held a meeting with the new Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for the Kansai Area, His Excellency Tsutomu Himeno.

At the meeting, various aspects of Panama’s academic and cultural activities in the Kansai area were discussed, including the possibility of reconsidering the Republic of Panama’s participation in the Osaka 2025 World Expo. In this regard, the Consul General indicated that, in view of the fact that Panama has finally been able to carry out an effective control of the pandemic, he would be willing to take up this issue again with the Government of Panama in order to provide a positive confirmation on Panama’s future participation in the World Fair of 2025.

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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.