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Courtesy Visit to a Diet Member Mr. Seishiro Eto, President of the Panama-Japan Inter-Parliamentary League

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

On March 23rd, 2015, on the occasion of his appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, His Excellency Ritter N. Diaz, paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Seishiro Eto, member of the House of Representatives of Japan and President of the Panama-Japan Inter-Parliamentary League.

During the meeting, Ambassador Diaz extended his gratitude to Mr. Eto for the closer cooperation and support of the Panama-Japan Inter-Parliamentary League to the bilateral relation, conveying his commitment to further strengthen political ties between Panama and Japan.

From left, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Mr. Seishiro Eto, President of the Panama-Japan Inter-Parliamentary League.

From left, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Mr. Seishiro Eto, President of the Panama-Japan Inter-Parliamentary League.

 

Courtesy Lunch with the Panama-Japan Friendship Association

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

On March 23rd, 2015, on the occasion of the appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz participated in a working lunch offered by the Panama-Japan Friendship Association, which took place in International House of Japan, Tokyo.

The Panama-Japan Friendship Association actively support the Embassy organizing cultural activities and publishing the magazine Panama, which serves to disseminate different aspects of the Panamanian culture.

Mr. Makoto Misawa, President of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association and ex Ambassador of Japan to Panama, during his congratulatory speech to the Ambassador Díaz.

Mr. Makoto Misawa, President of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association and ex Ambassador of Japan to Panama, during his congratulatory speech to the Ambassador Díaz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, during the speech expressing his gratitude for the contribution of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association toward strengthening the cultural ties between Panama and Japan.

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, during the speech expressing his gratitude for the contribution of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association toward strengthening the cultural ties between Panama and Japan.

 

Mr. Toru Hikasa, Vice-president of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association extending his congratulations on the designation of the Ambassador Díaz.

Mr. Toru Hikasa, Vice-president of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association extending his congratulations on the designation of the Ambassador Díaz.

 

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan together with the members of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association.

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan together with the members of the Panama-Japan Friendship Association.

 

Embassy Participated in the “Green Earth Festival 2015”

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

On March 21st, 2015, the Ambassador of Panama to Japan, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, participated in the “Green Earth Festival 2015” hosted by the organizing committee composed of the Forestry Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization and other organizations related to forest conservation on the occasion of the International Day of Forests 2015.

The event took place at “Umi no Mori (Forest of the Sea)”, located in the Tokyo Bay area, where the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is planting 480 thousand trees on 88-hectare land built with the garbage produced by the City of Tokyo, in order to alleviate global warming and protect the environment.

More than 500 people, including students, citizens, diplomats and officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan planted various trees, which will grow over the landfill in 20 years creating a new forest in Tokyo Bay.

During the event, Ambassador Díaz gave a speech congratulating and thanking all the trees of the Earth for providing the oxygen, which is essential to live in this planet, as well as pointing out that Japan is a great example of environmental protection, applying recycling technology to build a forest on a landfill.

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, during the Commemorative Planting of Trees 2015.

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, during the Commemorative Planting of Trees 2015.

From left, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Ms. Green Japan 2015 during the Commemorative Planting of Trees 2015.

From left, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Ms. Green Japan 2015 during the Commemorative Planting of Trees 2015.

The participants in the Commemorative Planting of Trees 2015.

The participants in the Commemorative Planting of Trees 2015.

From right, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Mr. Shuji Oki, Deputy Director General of the Forestry Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.

From right, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Mr. Shuji Oki, Deputy Director General of the Forestry Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.

 

At the center, from left, Mr. Takeshi Sasaki, President of the National Land Planting Promotion Organization and H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan.

At the center, from left, Mr. Takeshi Sasaki, President of the National Land Planting Promotion Organization and H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, giving a speech during the “Green Earth Festival 2015”.

H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, giving a speech during the “Green Earth Festival 2015

Courtesy Visit by Bugaba Mayor

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

On March 20th, 2015, after the participation in the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations in Sendai, Japan, Mr. Carlos M. Araúz L., Mayor of Bugaba, Province of Chiriquí, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, in order to exchange opinions about the possibility of obtaining cooperation in Japan for the community projects of Bugaba City.

From left, Mr. Carlos M. Araúz L., Bugaba Mayor and H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan.

From left, Mr. Carlos M. Araúz L., Bugaba Mayor and H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan.

 

 

 

Panama Participates in the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

On March 13th, 2015, the Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Sendai City, Japan, where the Republic of Panama participated with a delegation headed by H.E. Milton Henríquez, Minister of Government, Mr. José A. Donderis M., Director General of the National System of Civil Protection, Mr Jaime Villar, Director General of the Fire Department, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan and technical personnel of the National Civil Protection System of Panama.

In addition to the Preparatory Session of the America region, the delegation of Panama participated in the session “Central America Facing Global Challenges of Disaster Risk Management”, organized by the Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention of the Central American Integration System (SICA in Spanish), where SICA region presented its perspective on prevention and reduction of natural disasters.

The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations, which ends on March 18th, consists of five Ministerial Roundtables with a variety of themes such as “Administration of the Disaster Risk”, “International Cooperation for the Reduction of the Disaster Risk”, “Reconstruction after the Disaster” and “Public Investment Strategy for the Reduction of the Disaster Risk”.

In addition, the conference includes three High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogues, which focus on the following topics: “Risk-Sensitive Investment”, “Mobilizing Women’s Leadership in the Reduction of the Disaster Risk” and “Inclusive Disaster Risk Management; Governments Communities & Groups Acting Together”.

It is important to point out that the conference takes place in one of the areas that were severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, taking the lives of more than 18,000 people.

The Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Japan.

The Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.E. Milton Henríquez, Minister of Government, and H.E. Ritter N. Diaz, Ambassador of Panama listening to the presentations at Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.

H.E. Milton Henríquez, Minister of Government, and H.E. Ritter N. Diaz, Ambassador of Panama listening to the presentations at Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.

The delegation of Panama participating in the Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The delegation of Panama participating in the Preparatory Session of the Americas of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The representatives of SICA countries participating in the session “Central America Facing Global Challenges of Disaster Risk Management”. Second from left, Mr. José A. Donderis M., Director General of the National Civil Protection System of Panama.

The representatives of SICA countries participating in the session “Central America Facing Global Challenges of Disaster Risk Management”. Second from left, Mr. José A. Donderis M., Director General of the National Civil Protection System of Panama.

Delivery of the Congratulatory Message on the Occasion of the Japan-SICA Friendship Year 2015

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

On March 11th, 2015, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, participated in a meeting with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, H.E. Yasuhide Nakayama, together with the Heads of Mission of the countries of Central American Integration System (SICA in Spanish).

During the meeting, Ambassador Díaz handed over to the Vice Minister Nakayama the Congratulatory Message of the President of the Republic, H.E. Juan Carlos Varela R., addressed to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on the occasion of the Japan-SICA Friendship Year 2015.

From left, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, and H.E. Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

From left, H.E. Ritter Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, and H.E. Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

The Heads of Mission of the countries of SICA, together with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, H.E. Yasuhide Nakayama.

The Heads of Mission of the countries of SICA, together with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, H.E. Yasuhide Nakayama.

Courtesy Visit to The Japan Foundation

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

On March 10th, 2015, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz, on the occasion of his appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, paid courtesy visit to Mr. Hiroyasu Ando, President of The Japan Foundation, during which the Ambassador Díaz expressed his gratitude for the cooperation provided by the organization to the Republic of Panama through various programs, in order to promote the cultural exchange between Panama and Japan.

From left, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, and Mr. Hiroyasu Ando, President of The Japan Foundation.

From left, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, and Mr. Hiroyasu Ando, President of The Japan Foundation.

 

 

Courtesy Visit to All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

On March 9th, 2015, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz, on the occasion of his appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, paid courtesy visit to Mr. Osamu Shinobe, President of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), where the Ambassador Díaz reiterated the interest of the Panamanian government to establish a direct flight of ANA between the Republic of Panama and Japan, taking advantage of the Hub of the Americas of Copa Airlines.

From left, Mr. Osamu Shinobe, President of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, and Mr Shigeyuki Takamura, Member of the Board of Directors and Senior Executive Vice President of ANA Holdings Inc.

From left, Mr. Osamu Shinobe, President of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, and Mr Shigeyuki Takamura, Member of the Board of Directors and Senior Executive Vice President of ANA Holdings Inc.

 

 

Courtesy Visits to Japanese Agencies for International Cooperation

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

On March 6th, 2015, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz, on the occasion of his appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, paid courtesy visits to three Japanese cooperation agencies, namely, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

During the meetings, Ambassador Díaz expressed his gratitude for the cooperation provided by the agencies to the Republic of Panama in different areas, reiterating the commitment of the Embassy of Panama in Japan to continue strengthening the friendly ties between both countries.

During the meeting with the President of JICA, Mr. Akihiko Tanaka.

During the meeting with the President of JICA, Mr. Akihiko Tanaka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ambassador Díaz with the President of JETRO, Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige.

The Ambassador Díaz with the President of JETRO, Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JBIC

From left, the President of JBIC, Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe and the Ambassador of Panama to Japan, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz.

 

Meeting with Japanese Maritime Companies

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

On March 2nd and 3rd, 2015, His Excellency Ritter N. Díaz, on the occasion of his appointment as Ambassador of Panama to Japan, held meetings with maritime companies, where he expressed his gratitude for the preference of the companies for 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 meeting with K. N. TRADING CO., LTD. at the Embassy, on March 2nd.

During the meeting with K. N. TRADING CO., LTD. at the Embassy, on March 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the visit to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., on March 2nd.

During the visit to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., on March 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the directors of Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation, March 3rd.

With the directors of Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation, March 3rd.