JAPOLAC Coordinated an Online Meeting between the Embassy of Panama to Japan, Niigata University of Health and Welfare and the Panama National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
JAPOLAC coordinated an online meeting on September 14 between the Embassy of Panama to Japan, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, and the Panama National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (INMFRE).
The purpose of the meeting was to introduce Niigata University of Health and Welfare (NUHW) to the Embassy of Panama in preparation for an upcoming educational visit by specialists from the Panama National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (INMFRE) as part of the Sakura Science program. Additionally, the meeting aimed to foster a closer relationship between the Embassy and NUHW to facilitate future academic cooperation between Japan and Panama in the field of health.
Under the hosting and supervision of NUHW, four Panamanian specialists from INMFRE will participate in a 7-day seminar on “Japan’s Approach to Aging,” which will include a tour of private and public facilities near the University. Participants will also share their knowledge and experience regarding “Initiatives for the Elderly in Panama.”
Dr. Ritter Diaz, Representative Director of JAPOLAC, expressed gratitude to the three participating institutions, emphasizing that this collaboration represents a significant step towards promoting academic, research, and professional exchanges between Japan and Panama.
This initiative aligns with JAPOLAC’s objectives of promoting practical exchanges between Japan and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in areas crucial for human development, such as healthcare.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Carlos Pere, Ambassador of Panama; Dr. Masatoyo Nishizawa, President of NUHW; Dr. Mineo Oyama, Vice President for Education of the university; Dr. Masayoshi Kubo, Director of the International Center; Dr. Gladys Rumbo, Director of INMFRE; and four specialists from the institute who will soon be travelling to Japan.