January 23, 2024

JAPOLAC participates in the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Panama and Japan.

Dr. Ritter Díaz, Director Representative, and Mr. Kiyoshi Kimura, Honorary Director of JAPOLAC and owner of the prestigious Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, took part in the commemoration of the 120 years of diplomatic relations between Panama and Japan.

During a commemorative event held at a local hotel, Dr. Díaz, who also served as Panama’s Ambassador to Japan (2014-2019), expressed his sincere congratulations to H.E. Carlos Pere, Ambassador of Panama. The event brought together government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives from the private sector, and distinguished figures from Japan’s social and cultural sphere.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the announcement made by Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Yoshifumi Tsuge, regarding the signing of a visa waiver agreement for holders of Panamanian passports traveling to Japan starting from April 1st of this year. This significant agreement will not only facilitate the flow of Panamanian tourists to Japan but also pave the way for increased people-to-people exchanges in various areas.

The event received support from our Honorary Director, Mr. Kimura, who provided attendees with exquisite sushi dishes from the renowned Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain.