On May 25, 2018, a Panamanian citizen Mrs. Pilar Hasebe received a certificate of Ikebana instructor from Mr. Yukihiro Kubota, President of Ikenobo school Tokyo chapter, at the Embassy of Panama in Japan.
H.E. Ritter Diaz, Ambassador of Panama, congratulated Mrs. Hasebe, as first Panamanian citizen, for being certificated by Ikenobo school, which is considered as the eldest Ikebana school in Japan.
President Kubota expressed his trustness toward Mrs. Hasebe as a great promotor of Ikebana culture in Panama, expecting her contribution to disseminate this beautiful art of Japanese flower arrangement. On this occasion, there was also the presence of Mrs. Diana Salansky, President of Ikebana International.