Message from the Ambassador
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.
H.E. Mr. KAWAKAMI Fumihiro
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan
to the Republic of Fiji
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|Office Hours (Monday to Friday)||Consular & Visa Hours||Library Hours|
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The Public Holidays of the Embassy of Japan in Year 2021
(* indicates Japanese public 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|