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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

General Information

Address: G.P.O.Box 13045, Level 2, BSP Life Centre, Thomson Street, Suva
Telphone: (679)3304633
Office Hours (Monday to Friday) Consular & Visa Hours Library Hours
8:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m
2:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m 2:00 p.m to 4:15 p.m

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Embassy Holiday 2023

The Public Holidays of the Embassy of Japan in Year 2023
(* indicates Japanese public holidays)

Week Holidays (Saturday, Sunday)

      Dates                           Holidays
[1 January (Sunday)       *New Year's Day]
2 January (Monday)    New Year's Day
3 January (Tuesday)       *New Year's Day
7 April (Friday)       Good Friday
[8 April (Saturday)      Easter Saturday]
10 April (Monday)             Easter Monday
15 May (Monday)              Girmit Day
29 May (Monday)              Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day
17 July (Monday)            *Marine Day
18 September (Monday)  *Respect for the Aged Day
2 October (Monday)          Prophet Mohammed's Day
9 October (Monday)        *Health & Sports Day
10 October (Tuesday)        Fiji Day
13 November (Monday)     Diwali
25 December (Monday)     Christmas Day
26 December (Tuesday)     Boxing Day
29 December (Friday)    *Year-End Holiday
[30 December (Saturday) *Year-End Holiday]
[31 December (Sunday)    *Year-End Holiday]


Embassy Holiday 2024

The Public Holidays of the Embassy of Japan in Year 2024
Week holidays are Saturday and Sunday

Holidays (*indicates Japanese public holiday)
1 JAN 1st (MON) New Year's Day
2 JAN 2nd (TUE) New Year's Day*
3 JAN 3rd (WED) New Year's Day*
4 MAR 29th (FRI) Good Friday
5 APR 1st (MON) Easter Monday
6 MAY 13th (MON) Girmit Day
7 MAY 31st (FRI) Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day
8 JUL 15th (MON) Marine Day*
9 AUG 12nd (MON) Mountain Day*
10 SEP 16th (MON) Prophet Mohammed's Day
11 OCT 10th (THU) Fiji Day
12 OCT 14th (MON) Health & Sports Day*
13 NOV 1st (FRI) Diwali
14 NOV 4th (MON) Culture Day*
15 DEC 25th (WED) Christmas Day
16 DEC 26TH (THU) Boxing Day
17 DEC 30th (MON) Year-end Holiday*
18 DEC 31st (TUE) Year-end Holiday*