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Message from Ambassador CHIBA Hirohisa

   “Helo Olgeta” and warm greetings to you all,
   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.
Best regards,
November 2020, 
CHIBA Hirohisa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan

General Information

Address: PO Box 242, Rue de Paris, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Telephone: +678-29393

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.


Embassy Holiday

Holidays for 2021
The Embassy of Japan in Vanuatu

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)