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The Embassy of Panama Paid Courtesy Visits to Japanese Maritime Companies.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz, on the occasion of his appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, paid courtesy visits to maritime companies, where he expressed his gratitude for the support of the companies to the Panamanian shipping registry, reiterating the commitment of the Consulate General of Panama in Tokyo to continue providing high quality services to the Japanese maritime community.

During the visit to MMSL Japan Ltd., on February 16th.

During the visit to MMSL Japan Ltd., on February 16th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the meeting with Glory Maritime Ltd., on February 16th.

During the meeting with Glory Maritime Ltd., on February 16th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Díaz exchanging opinions with the high representatives of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), on February 17th.

Ambassador Díaz exchanging opinions with the high representatives of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), on February 17th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the courtesy visit to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line), on February 18th.

During the courtesy visit to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line), on February 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the meeting with the representatives of Meiji Shipping, on February 19th.

During the meeting with the representatives of Meiji Shipping, on February 19th.

Meeting with top representatives of Mitsui Ore Transport Co., Ltd., on February 19th.

Meeting with top representatives of Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co., Ltd., on February 19th.

The Business Cooperation Committee Panama-Japan Offered a Lunch to the New Ambassador.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

On February 18th, 2015, on the occasion of the appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz participated at a working lunch, organized by the Business Cooperation Committee Panama-Japan. During the lunch, Ambassador Diaz delivered a presentation about investment opportunities in Panama, based on the Government Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2019.

His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz during a presentation to the members of the Panama Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz during a presentation to the members of the Panama Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

 

 

Courtesy visit to Tokyo MOU

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

On February 16th, 2015, on the occasion of the appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz paid a courtesy visit to Tokyo MOU, where the Ambassador and the representatives of Tokyo MOU exchanged opinions regarding the interest of the Panama Maritime Authority to become a member of this intergovernmental organization in order to have access to information on harbor management and regulations in the Asia region.

During the meeting with Tokyo MOU.

During the meeting with Tokyo MOU.

 

 

Courtesy Visit to the Mitsui-Soko Holding Co, LTD.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

On February 13th, 2015, on the occasion of the appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, His Excellency Ritter N. Diaz paid a courtesy visit to Mitsui-Soko Holding Co., LTD, where he expressed his gratitude for the support of the company to the Panamanian shipping registry, reiterating the commitment of the Embassy of Panama and the Consulate General of Panama in Tokyo to continue providing high quality maritime services.

During the meeting with top representatives of Mitsui-Soko Holding Co., LTD. At the center, Ambassador Ritter N. Díaz.

During the meeting with top representatives of Mitsui-Soko Holding Co., LTD. At the center, Ambassador Ritter N. Díaz.

 

The Embassy of Panama participated in a Courtesy Lunch with the Japanese Shipowners’ Association

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

On February 10th, 2015, on the occasion of the appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz participated at a working lunch offered by The Japanese Shipowners’ Association (JSA), where he expressed his gratitude for the support of the Japanese maritime community to the Panamanian shipping registry.

Ambassador Díaz also reiterated the commitment of the Embassy of Panama to continue strengthening the good relation, which already exists between the Panama Maritime Authority and JSA.

During the lunch with JSA. Third from left, Ambassador Ritter N. Diaz exchanging opinions with directors of JSA.

During the lunch with JSA. Third from left, Ambassador Ritter N. Diaz exchanging opinions with directors of JSA.

 

Hilario Zapata, Former World Champion Boxer Paid a Courtesy Visit to the Panama Embassy in Japan

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

On February 6th, 2015, Hilario Zapata, former world champion boxer, accompanied by Japanese promoter Keiichi Aota, paid a courtesy visit to the Embassy of Panama in Japan where he informed about his new boxing endeavour as trainer at “El Condor Veloz Boxing Gym”.

Hilario Zapata expressed his interest in the development of Japanese and Panamanian boxing, in order to further strengthen the cultural and sport relation between both nations.

Zapata was born in Panama City on August 19th, 1958, and at the age of 21 years old, he had already established a record of 10 wins, including 5 knockouts and only 1 defeat.

On March 24th, 1980, Zapata became the WBC Light Flyweight Champion after defeating Japanese boxer Shigeo Nakajima on a 15 round unanimous decision in Tokyo. Also on July 20th, 1982, he regained the world title of WBC by defeating Tadashi Tomori on a 15 round decision in Kanazawa, Japan. Finally, on October 5th, 1985, he won the WBA World Flyweight Championship in Panama City.

It is important to point out that he gained the world boxing championship in two different weight categories: Light Flyweight and Flyweight, which earned the admiration of people not only in Panama but also all over the world.

Zapata participated in 24 world championship fights and he is considered as one of the glories of Panamanian boxing, together with Roberto Duran, Eusebio Pedroza and other prominent national boxers.

His long professional career produced 43 wins, 10 losses, 1 draw and 14 knockouts.

From right, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, the former champion boxer Hilario Zapata, and the promoters of “El Condor Veloz Boxing Gym”, Mr. Hisashi Iwata and Mr. Keiichi Aota.

From right, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, the former champion boxer Hilario Zapata, and the promoters of “El Condor Veloz Boxing Gym”, Mr. Hisashi Iwata and Mr. Keiichi Aota.

 

 

 

Official Visit to Japan by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP)

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

From November 16th to 22nd, 2014, delegations from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP in Spanish) and the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP in Spanish) paid an official visit to Japan in order to initiate a policy dialogue with the Maritime Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT in English) as well as to participate in a seminar on the Canal and the new maritime policies of Panama, with the support of the Embassy of Panama in Japan.

The delegation of the ACP was headed by the Administrator Mr. Jorge Quijano, who was accompanied by Mr. Oscar E. Bazán, Executive Vice President of Planning and Business Development and Mrs. Silvia Marucci, Manager of Marketing and Forecasting Section.

On the other hand, the delegation of the AMP was led by Mr. Agustin Moreno, Deputy Administrator, who was accompanied by Mr. Fernando Solorzano, Director General of Merchant Marine and Eng. José Luis Ortega, Chief of Maritime Safety Office.

During the official visit, the ACP delegation held working meetings with senior representatives of the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA in English), and major shipping and energy companies in Japan, in order to exchange views on the Panama Canal services and the future transportation of liquefied gas from the United States to Japan.

The delegation of the AMP, with the support of the Embassy of Panama in Japan and the Consulate General of Panama in Tokyo and Kobe, organized a seminar in the city of Imabari. The delegation also traveled to the city of Kobe, where they held a working lunch with local shipping companies, organized by the Consulate General of Panama in Kobe, in order to explain the maritime policies of Panama.

The visit of AMP and ACP ended with the establishment of a Maritime Policy Dialogue with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), a courtesy visit to His Excellency Mr. Akihiro Nishimura, Deputy Minister of MLIT, and a maritime seminar organized by the MLIT with the presence of the major companies in the maritime industry of Japan.

As part of this visit, as well as on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, the Embassy of Panama, with the support of the ACP and the Instituto Cervantes Tokyo, organized two cultural events, namely, 1) Presentation of the Historical Novel “Caballo de Oro (Golden Horse)”, the first book of Panamanian author translated into Japanese, which is about the construction of the Panama Railway, and 2) Photographic Exhibition of the Panama Canal.

The delegations of AMP and ACP were accompanied by Mr. Ritter N. Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama in Japan and Mr. Rafael Aparicio Cedeño, Consul General of Panama in Kobe, Japan.

 

Meeting between the Panama Maritime Authority and the Japan Shipowner´s Association (JSA)

Meeting between the Panama Maritime Authority and the Japan Shipowner´s Association (JSA)

Meeting between the Panama Canal Authority and the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA).

Meeting between the Panama Canal Authority and the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delegation of Panama Maritime Authority during the courtesy visit to the Mayor of Imabari.

The delegation of Panama Maritime Authority during the courtesy visit to the Mayor of Imabari.

Mr. Agustín Moreno, Deputy Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, during his remarks in the seminar on the maritime policy of Panama in Imabari.

Mr. Agustín Moreno, Deputy Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, during his presentation in the seminar on the maritime policy of Panama in Imabari.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting of the Panama Canal Authority with a Japanese shipping company.

Meeting of the Panama Canal Authority with a Japanese shipping company.

Bilateral meeting between the Panama Canal Authority and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

Bilateral meeting between the Panama Canal Authority and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delegation of ACP and AMP during the establishment of a Maritime Policy Dialogue with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

The delegation of ACP and AMP during the establishment of a Maritime Policy Dialogue with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

Courtesy visit by the delegation of ACP and AMP to the Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT), H.E. Akihiro Nishimura.

Courtesy visit by the delegation of ACP and AMP to the Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT), H.E. Akihiro Nishimura.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Agustín Moreno, Deputy Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority during his presentation in the maritime seminar organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

Mr. Agustín Moreno, Deputy Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority during his presentation in the maritime seminar organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

Mr. Jorge Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, during his presentation in the maritime seminar organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

Mr. Jorge Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, during his presentation in the maritime seminar organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delegation of ACP and AMP participating in the panel discussion together with the experts on the Japanese maritime industry, during the maritime seminar organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

The delegation of ACP and AMP participating in the panel discussion together with the experts of the Japanese maritime industry, during the maritime seminar organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).

Mr. Ritter N. Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, together with Mr. Jorge Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, during the Presentation of the Historical Novel "Caballo de Oro (Golden Horse)" on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal.

Mr. Ritter N. Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, together with Mr. Jorge Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, during the Presentation of the Historical Novel "Caballo de Oro (Golden Horse)" on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants in the Presentation of the Historical Novel "Caballo de Oro (Golden Horse)"

Participants in the Presentation of the Historical Novel "Caballo de Oro (Golden Horse)"

Opening remarks of the Photographic Exhibition of the Panama Canal, from left, Ms. Maki Kobayashi, Director of Mexico, Central America and Carribean Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Jorge Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, Mr. Ritter N. Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, and Mr. Antonio Gil de Carrasco, Director of Instituto Cervantes Tokyo.

Opening remarks of the Photographic Exhibition of the Panama Canal, from left, Ms. Maki Kobayashi, Director of Mexico, Central America and Carribean Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Jorge Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, Mr. Ritter N. Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, and Mr. Antonio Gil de Carrasco, Director of Instituto Cervantes Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographic Exhibition of the Panama Canal on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the waterway.

Photographic Exhibition of the Panama Canal on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the waterway.

Participants in the Photographic Exhibition in an exhibition room of Instituto Cervantes Tokyo.

Participants in the Photographic Exhibition in an exhibition room of Instituto Cervantes Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

Latin American Bazaar 2014

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

On October 29th, 2014, the Embassy of Panama in Japan participated in the Latin American Bazaar 2014, which was organized by the Japan-Latin American and Caribbean Ladies’ Association. The event took place at the Tokyo Prince Hotel.

The annually held Latin American Bazaar counts on the participation of Embassies of the Latin America and the Caribbean countries accredited to Japan, which exhibit products and traditional dishes. Funds raised during the event are donated to welfare organizations that help underprivileged children in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

The Embassy of Panama exhibited molas, taguas and other types of handicrafts, which strongly attracted the attention of attendants.

The Panamanian diplomatic mission also offered Panamanian dishes such as “arroz con pollo” (traditional Panamanian chicken rice), “ensalada de papas con remolacha” (potato and beat salad), traditional desserts, as well as our high-priced Panamanian Specialty coffee.

The event counted on the distinguished participation of Her Imperial Highness Princess Hitachi, who was delighted by the colorful Panamanian molas.

Mr. Ritter Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama and staffs

Mr. Ritter Díaz, Chargé d’ Affairs, a.i. of the Embassy of Panama and staffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panamanian handicrafts

Panamanian handicrafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panamanian traditional foods.

Traditional Panamanian foods.

 

 

 

 

Peace Boat

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

On July 5th and 6th, 2014, the Embassy of Panama in Japan participated in the Culture and Tourism Fair held at the Peace Boat at the port of Yokohama, before the departure of the vessel in its global journey to visit several countries, including Panama.

The stand of Panama displayed tourist brochures with the country´s general information, history, indigenous culture, ecotourism, banners with pictures of Panama, as well as a video presentation of the Panama Canal.

Visitors also had the opportunity to taste Panamanian coffee at the exhibition booth, whose delicious aroma attracted strongly the attention of participants.

On the day 6th, Mr. Ritter Díaz, Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, participated in a Talk Session organized by the Peace Boat, in which he explained various aspects of the Panamanian culture, including the tourist attractions of the country.

The event was attended by more than 10,000 visitors, contributing to the promotion of tourism and coffee of Panama.

 

Visitors tasting the Panamanian coffee in the stand of Panama.

Visitors tasting the Panamanian coffee in the stand of Panama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stand of Panama.

The Stand of Panama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Ritter Díaz, Charge’ d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, presenting one of the Panamanian traditional dresses during the Talk Session.

Mr. Ritter Díaz, Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of Panama in Japan, presenting one of the Panamanian traditional dresses during the Talk Session.