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Cultural event Panama Day

Monday, July 11th, 2016

On June 26, 2016, the Embassy of Panama in Japan, in collaboration with the Friendship Association of Panama and Japan, organized the cultural event “Panama Day”, at the Center of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), called “JICA Global Plaza”. /p>

At first, Mr. Makoto Misawa, President of the Association and Ex Ambassador of Japan to Panama, delivered the opening remarks, expressing his gratitude to the Embassy for the support to carry out this event.

Also, Mr. Ryoji Kan, Mayor of Imabari city, a sister city of Panama city, offered a presentation about the maritime relationship between Panama and Imabari city, referring to the 40 years of friendship between the two cities next year, in which an official visit of the Mayor of Panama city to Imabari is scheduled for next march. Also, he mentioned about the cultural events held in Imabari with the purpose of disseminating the knowledge of Panama.

On behalf of the Ambassador of Panama to Japan, Mr. David De Leon, Chargés d’affaires a.i., delivered a presentation about the country showing various aspects, such as economy, tourism, culture and gastronomy, etc. In the section of culture, the audience enjoyed the traditional costume show, so called Pollera, Montuno Formal and Montuna, worn by Mrs. Ayana Hatada, Wife of Ambassador of Panama to Japan, Eng. Samuel Guevara, Chief of SEGUMAR Tokyo and his wife, Mrs. Adriana Nunez.

Furthermore, Mrs. Tsuyako Miyazaki, Teacher of Mola, carried out a presentation about the history of this Panamanian traditional handcraft, made by indigenous ethnic group Guna, showing more than 50 photos of Mola blouses and Guna people, taken since the 1920s until now. Also she exhibited some clothes with Mola embroidery, which she obtained during her research in the indigenous region, known as Comarca Guna Yala, as well as some Mola pieces with the symbol of a Guna’s festival, so called Chicha.

During the lunch, the participants had an opportunity to taste Panamanian food, such as Panamanian beef stew (Ropa Vieja), Guandu beans rice (Arroz con Guandú), Beet and potato salada (Ensalada de Feria) , Pan pudding (Mamallena) , Panamanian rum and coffee. During the toast, the Wife of Ambassador expressed her sincere gratitude for the effort of the members of the Friendship Association of Panama and Japan to promote our country among Japanese people.

Mr. Makoto Misawa, President of the Association and Ex Ambassador of Japan to Panama, delivering the opening remarks

Mr. Makoto Misawa, President of the Association and Ex Ambassador of Japan to Panama, delivering the opening remarks


Mr. Ryoji Kan, Mayor of Imabari city, during his presentation about the maritime relationship between Panama and Imabari city

Mr. Ryoji Kan, Mayor of Imabari city, during his presentation about the maritime relationship between Panama and Imabari city


Mr. David De Leon, Chargés d’affaires a.i., delivering a presentation about Panama, on behalf of the Ambassador of Panama to Japan

Mr. David De Leon, Chargés d’affaires a.i., delivering a presentation about Panama, on behalf of the Ambassador of Panama to Japan


Mrs. Tsuyako Miyazaki, Teacher of Mola, during her presentation about the history of Mola

Mrs. Tsuyako Miyazaki, Teacher of Mola, during her presentation about the history of Mola


Mrs. Ayana Hatada, Wife of Ambassador of Panama to Japan, giving a toast

Mrs. Ayana Hatada, Wife of Ambassador of Panama to Japan, giving a toast


Participants,tasting Panamanian cuisine

Participants,tasting Panamanian cuisine


Participants,tasting Panamanian cuisine

Participants,tasting Panamanian cuisine


Mrs. Ayana Hatada, Wife of Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Mrs. Adriana Nunez.

Mrs. Ayana Hatada, Wife of Ambassador of Panama to Japan and Mrs. Adriana Nunez.

Meeting with the researcher Dr. Reinhardt Pinzón

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

On June 22, 2016, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, received a courtesy visit of the Panamanian researcher Dr. Reinhardt Pinzón, Deputy Director of the Hydraulics and Hydrotechnology Research Center of Panama Technological University (UTP), and Dr. Tosiyuki Nakaegawa, Engineer of Meteorological Research Institute of Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Dr. Pinzon is currently carrying out an investigation together with Dr. Nakaegawa in JMA, through the support program for Science and Technology Activities, offered by the Panama National Secretariat for Science and Technology. He delivered a presentation about his research on the future hydroclimate change effects, explaining how Panama and other Central American countries would be affected by this growing phenomenon in next years.

Ambassador Diaz expressed his gratitude to Mr. Pinzon for his presentation. Also, he emphasized the importance to develop the studies on food security and forecasting how the climate change will affect it, referring to the academic exchange program between Panamanian universities and Chiba University in order to introduce controlled environmental agriculture in Panama.

From left, Dr. Reinhardt Pinzón, Ambassador Diaz and Dr. Tosiyuki Nakaegawa

Meeting with Chiba University

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

On June 22nd, 2016, , H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama in Japan, participated in a meeting with Prof. Michio Takagaki, Vice-President for Public Relations, and Mr. Mitsuhiro Motozawa, Official of International Affaires Division of Chiba University, in order to exchange opinions about the Agreement of Academic Exchange between Panama University (UP) and Panama Technological University (UTP) with Chiba University. The purpose of these agreements is to train Panamanian students and researchers in the innovative agricultural production, called Plant Factory or Vertical Farming, using controlled-environment agriculture technology.

At first, Mr. Motozawa informed Ambassador Díaz that in the fiscal year 2015, there was an exchange of 11 researchers under the scheme of the said agreement, i.e., 6 Panamanians to Japan and 5 Japanese students to Panama. Also, Prof. Takagaki explained about the training plan for the coming fiscal year.

After the explantion, Ambassador Diaz conveyed his gratitude to Prof. Takagaki and the personnel of Chiba University for their efforts to achieve this exchange agreement, as well as to strengthen the academic relationship between both countries in the agricultural sector. Also, he reaffirmed the commitment of the Embassy of Panama in Japan to closely collaborate with Chiba University in order to drive the projects of the said agreement.

From left, Prof. Takagaki, Ambassador Diaz, and Mr. Motozawa


Courtesy Visit from the Panamanian Boxer, Hernán Cortez

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

On June 21, 2016, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, received a courtesy visit of the Panamanian boxer, Hernán Cortez, who informed him about the match where he was scheduled to fight against Japanese boxer, Hidenori Ohtake, in Tokyo Dome on June 24.

The Panamanian boxer was also accompanied by Mr. Keiichi Aota from Condor Taxi which is boxers’ sponsor company, as well as Mr. Makoto Maeda, editor of the Japanese magazine Boxing Beat, who interviewed Ambassador Díaz about Panamanian boxers.

Ambassador Díaz congratulated the Panamanian boxer for his effort and dedication to enhance the Panamanian national sports and encouraged him to further raise the good profile of Panama in the field of boxing.

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From left, Panamanian boxer, Mr. Hernán Cortez and Ambassador Diaz

Embassy organizes a cultural tour in Atami

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

On June 17 and 18, 2016, the Embassy of Panama in Japan, with the collaboration of Kosugi Zohen, prestigious company of Japanese gardening and natural landscaping, organized a cultural tour to Atami City, in order to strengthen relations between the members of diplomatic corps in Tokyo and the citizens of Atami.

The tour included the participation of Ambassadors of Costa Rica, Tonga and Slovenia, as well as the Charge d’ Affairs of the Dominican Republic.

At first, the participants visited the Hakone Museum of Art, where they appreciated the exhibition of Japanese ceramics of the old and medieval period.

Later on, the group made a courtesy visit to Mr. Sakae Saito, Mayor of Atami City. In this occasion, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, congratulated Mr. Saito for his effort to promote the relationship between Atami City and the Heads of Diplomatic Mission in Tokyo.

The first day concluded with a concert of Latin music in the training center of Kosugi Zohen and a welcome ceremony hosted by the president of the company, Mr. Saki Kosugi, which was also attended by Mr. Sakae Saito, Mayor of the city of Atami and several city assemblymen.

On the second day, the group of diplomats participated in a lecture about the Art of Japanese Gardening delivered by President Kosugi, which generated a great interest among participants to further develop the cultural cooperation with Japan through the gardening.

at the Hakone Museum of Art

at the Hakone Museum of Art

Courtesy visit to Mr. Sakae Saito, Mayor of Atami City

Courtesy visit to Mr. Sakae Saito, Mayor of Atami City

Welcome ceremony hosted by Mr. Saki Kosugi

Welcome ceremony hosted by Mr. Saki Kosugi

Concert of Latin music

Concert of Latin music

Lecture about the Art of Japanese Gardening delivered by President Kosugi

Lecture about the Art of Japanese Gardening delivered by President Kosugi

Mr. Kosugi and Ambassador Diaz

Mr. Kosugi and Ambassador Diaz

Courtesy Visit from the Panamanian Boxer, Hernán Cortez

Monday, June 27th, 2016

On June 21, 2016, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, received a courtesy visit of the Panamanian boxer, Hernán Cortez, who informed him about the match where he was scheduled to fight against Japanese boxer, Hidenori Ohtake, in Tokyo Dome on June 24.

The Panamanian boxer was also accompanied by Mr. Keiichi Aota from Condor Taxi which is boxers’ sponsor company, as well as Mr. Makoto Maeda, editor of the Japanese magazine Boxing Beat, who interviewed Ambassador Díaz about Panamanian boxers.

Ambassador Díaz congratulated the Panamanian boxer for his effort and dedication to enhance the Panamanian national sports and encouraged him to further raise the good profile of Panama in the field of boxing.

Panamanian boxer, Hernán Cortez and Ambassador Diaz

 


Ambassador participated in the 10th Anniversary Celebration of JICA Global Plaza

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

On May 28, 2016, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama in Japan, attended the 10th Anniversary Celebration of JICA Global Plaza, where he had a opportunity to make a toast for the wellbeing of this International Center., which was established as a part of the Japan Internacional Corporation Agency (JICA) with the purpose of encouraging Japanese people to participate in the activities related to international corporation.

Ambassador Diaz conveyed his gratitude for the continuous support which the center provides to the Embassy of Panama in Japan in order to introduce to Japanese people different aspects of Panamanian culture.

In addition, he mentioned about the cultural exhibition of Central American region, organized by JICA last year in the context of the 80 years of Friendship between Japan and Central America, where the Embassy of Panama, jointly with other central american countries, cooperated on exhibition of folk crafts, touristic materiales and traditional dresses.

Finally, Ambassador Diaz reaffirmed the commitment of the Embassy of Panama in Japan to closely collaborate with JICA Global Plaza.

Ambassador Diaz, delivering a speech during the ceremony


Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

On May 28, 2016, H.E. Ritter N. Díaz, Ambassador of Panama in Japan, attended the 10th Anniversary Celebration of JICA Global Plaza, where he had a opportunity to make a toast for the wellbeing of this International Center., which was established as a part of the Japan Internacional Corporation Agency (JICA) with the purpose of encouraging Japanese people to participate in the activities related to international corporation.

Ambassador Diaz conveyed his gratitude for the continuous support which the center provides to the Embassy of Panama in Japan in order to introduce to Japanese people different aspects of Panamanian culture.

In addition, he mentioned about the cultural exhibition of Central American region, organized by JICA last year in the context of the 80 years of Friendship between Japan and Central America, where the Embassy of Panama, jointly with other central american countries, cooperated on exhibition of folk crafts, touristic materiales and traditional dresses.

Finally, Ambassador Diaz reaffirmed the commitment of the Embassy of Panama in Japan to closely collaborate with JICA Global Plaza.

Ambassador Diaz, delivering a speech during the ceremony


Embassy of Panama receives Students Visit

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

On May 26, 2016, H.E.Ritter Diaz, Ambassador of Panama to Japan, received a school visit by the students from the Aikawa Junior High School, with the purpose of knowing various aspects of the Panamanian culture.

The Embassy of Panama delivered to the students a presentation about the Panama Canal, tourism, natural resources, historical heritages and indigenous tribes of Panama.

Also, the Embassy offered the participants some maps and pamphlets about Panama in Japanese. After the presentation, the students enjoyed a tasting of the Panamanian coffee and Panamanian typical sweets called Mamallena.

The students visit is part of the educational program of the Embassy of Panama in Japan with the aim to broaden the knowledge about our country among Japanese students.

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Panama Expo Grafica 2016

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Panama announces that the Panama Expo Grafica 2016 will take place in Atlapa Convention Center,Panama City, from September 15th to 18th.

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