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2021/2/15

Message from the Ambassador

H.E. Mr. KAWAKAMI Fumihiro, Ambassador of Japan
I am KAWAKAMI Fumihiro, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Fiji, also accredited to Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. I am very happy and privileged to serve as the Ambassador of Japan to such vibrant countries surrounded by beautiful people and nature.

 The Republic of Fiji possesses a prominent position amongst the Pacific Island Countries. Fiji’s Presidency of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its continued contribution to the UN’s Peacekeeping Operations, not to mention its star status in Sevens Rugby, significantly marks Fiji’s global presence.
Japan and Fiji have developed strong friendship since Fiji’s independence in 1970. In order to mark this milestone accomplishment, both countries celebrated the 50th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Fiji as well as the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2020. The relations between our countries continue to strengthen every year and I am very pleased to highlight that today Fiji is one of the closest partners of Japan in the international stage.
I had the honour to present my credentials, to His Excellency Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of the Republic of Fiji in January 2021. At this occasion, H.E. President Konrote conveyed to me the following gracious words, “Japan is a good friend and I am thankful for the generous assistance so far from various aspects. ”
 
Japan respectively established diplomatic relations with Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu right after the Independence of these three countries. Since then relations between our countries have grown from strength to strength, with Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu becoming key partners of Japan at the regional as well as international level.
 
I earnestly look forward to doing my utmost in strengthening friendship with Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu by promoting mutual understanding, people to people exchange, development cooperation, trade and investment, and other key areas. I extend my best wishes and look forward to working alongside all of you in these endeavors.


 
February, 2021
H.E. Mr. KAWAKAMI Fumihiro
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan
to the Republic of Fiji
 

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Embassy Holiday

The Public Holidays of the Embassy of Japan in Year 2021
(* indicates Japanese public holidays)

Week Holidays (Saturday, Sunday)
Dates Holidays
1 January (Friday) New Year’s Day
23 February (Tuesday) *The Emperor's Birthday
2 April (Friday) Good Friday
5 April (Monday) Easter Monday
3 May (Monday) *Constitution Day
23 July (Friday) *Sports Day
9 August (Monday)   *Mountain Day
7 September (Tuesday) Constitution Day
20 September (Monday) *Respect for the Aged Day
18 October (Monday) Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
3 November (Wednesday) *Culture Day
4 November (Thursday) Diwali
23 November (Tuesday) *Labour Thanksgiving Day
27 December (Monday) Christmas Day
28 December (Tuesday) Boxing Day
29 December (Wednesday) *Year-End Holiday
30 December (Thursday) *Year-End Holiday
31 December (Friday) *Year-End Holiday