Message from Ambassador CHIBA Hirohisa
Having presented my Letter of Credence to His Excellency Pastor Obed Moses Tallis, President of the Republic of Vanuatu, on 6th November 2020, I have started, with my great pleasure and honour, my official duties as Ambassador of Japan in this beautiful country, the Republic of Vanuatu.
In January this year the Government of Japan upgraded its diplomatic mission in Port Vila to a full-fledged embassy. This clearly shows Japan’s commitment to further strengthen friendly and cooperative ties with Vanuatu.
Japan and Vanuatu, as nations of the Pacific Ocean, have developed a significant partnership since the establishment of diplomatic relations, which will mark 40th Anniversary next year, 2021. I believe that such solid foundations of our relations will give us an excellent momentum to further promote mutual understanding and friendship between our two countries.
I would like to do my best to fulfill my mission as Ambassador of Japan to Vanuatu, supporting the efforts of the government and the people of Vanuatu in terms of realizing sustainable development of the country and its society. We are also ready to provide you with useful and attractive information on Japan as much as we can. Please feel free to contact us.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan
Address: PO Box 242, Rue de Paris, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 12:00 am, 1:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Consular Service Hours: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 am to 12 am
*Currently we are able to provide limited consular services. Please contact us before visiting our office.
|1||Friday, 1 January||New Year’s Day|
|2||Monday, 11 January||*Coming of Age Day|
|3||Monday, 22 February||Public Holiday
(Substitute holiday of Fr. Lini Day on 21st)
|4||Friday, 5 March||Chiefs Day|
|5||Friday, 2 April||Good Friday|
|6||Monday, 5 April||Easter Monday|
|7||Thursday, 13 May||Ascension Day|
|8||Friday, 18 June||Shefa’s day|
|9||Friday, 30 July||Independence Day|
|10||Monday, 16 August||Public Holiday
(Substitute holiday of Assumption Day on 15th)
|11||Monday, 20 September||*Respect for the Aged Day|
|12||Tuesday, 5 October||Constitution Day|
|13||Wednesday, 3 November||*Culture Day|
|14||Monday, 29 November||Unity Day|
|15||Monday, 27 December||Public Holiday
(Substitute holiday of Family Day on 26th)
|16||Wednesday, 29 December||*Year-End Holiday|
|17||Thursday, 30 December||*Year-End Holiday|
|18||Friday, 31 December||*Year-End Holiday|
(* indicates Japanese public holidays)