Embassy of the Republic of Fiji

Ambassador’s Message

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HE Mr Isikeli .U. MATAITOGA
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Bula & Welcome!

Bula Vinaka and Welcome to the Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Japan which is yet one of the several gateways to learn about Fiji, its people and economy. It articulates the Embassy’s diplomatic vision, objectives and functions as per the aspiration of the Fijian Government in Enhancing Global Integration and International Relations which establishes the central plank of Fiji’s Foreign Policy. This is testament to the work undertaken by the Embassy in fostering and deepening bilateral relations with its countries of accreditation, namely Japan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Philippines including enhancement of symbiotic economic ties.

Thank you for honoring us with your visit and happy browsing!

Embassy’s Mission and Vision

DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION

The resident Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Japan is also the non-resident Embassy for the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Philippines.

VISION STATEMENT

Making Fiji visible in the East Asia Region and Northern East Sphere of the World.

MISSION

  • Promoting Good Governance: Encouraging responsible global citizenry by facilitating policy dialogue and feedback between countries of accreditation and Fiji at all levels of governance on matters of bilateral, regional and global relevance.
  • Promoting Fiji as a Tourist Destination: In partnership with Tourism Fiji, Fiji Airways, and relevant agencies of countries of accreditation in luring tourists to Fiji through vigorous marketing and promotional activities in Japan.
  • Promoting Fiji as a Trading Partner and Investment Haven: In partnership with Fiji`s Investment and Trade agencies and entities of countries of accreditation in securing market outlets in Japan, Russia and the Philippines and luring investors and partners for Fiji-based business ventures.
  • Promoting people-to-people networking: Facilitating intellectual dialogue and cultural exchange between peoples at community and grassroots in partnership with countries of accreditation civil society at the level of Prefectural Governments, Municipal Administrations and Private Sector Entities.
  • Consular Services: Acquiring visas for visitors to Fiji, advising on passport and other consular matters on behalf of Fiji’s Department of Immigration.

Embassy Visit Programme

The Fiji Embassy welcomes students from elementary, junior high and high schools to the Embassy for educational purposes. Please fill in the form (in Japanese) and apply by FAX at 03-3587-2563.

Contact Us

NOA Building 14F, 2-3-5 Azabudai,

Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041,

JAPAN

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tel : (81) 3-3587-2038

Fax : (81) 3-3587-2563

Email:

General information

info@fijiembassy.jp

Consular

consular@fijiembassy.jp

Japanese

rakavosa@fijiembassy.jp

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TROPICAL CYCLONE YASA RELIEF APPEAL

The Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo has set up a Tropical Cyclone Yasa Relief Fund Account, to assist the people of Fiji, who have been badly affected by the most horrific cyclone destruction.

Tropical Cyclone Yasa, a category 5 storm cyclone, brought gusts of wind of up to 345km per hour, causing flooding and landslides. Fiji’s second-largest island Vanua Levu and coastal areas of many islands were impacted by storm surges and flooding during the height of the storm on the 17th December 2020.

In the aftermath of the cyclone and flooding, there has been a loss of lives, many people left homeless, massive destruction of buildings, schools, hospitals, public infrastructure and businesses, villages and some maritime islands were flattened, and livelihoods destroyed. The full cost of the damage suffered by the people of Fiji will not be known for a few weeks as the relief assessment teams are currently working hard with the limited resources they have and with the assistance from donor countries to span the whole of affected Fiji. However, the cost of damage is estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. It was the strongest storm in the basin since TC Winston in 2016 and the strongest in the cyclone season 2020-21.

The relief donations will be used to rebuild the lives of the many people across Fiji who suffered the cyclone’s drastic devastation to their homes and livelihood. Notable schools in Bua, Macuata, Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Yasawa, and Southern Lau have suffered severe damage to classrooms, teachers’ quarters, textbooks, school resources, etc. These schools are needed to be rebuilt now, forcing many students to find alternative schools to continue their studies as reconstruction work on these schools would take 1 to 2 years to complete. Also, many affected students would be without school stationery and uniforms.

The Bank and the Bank Account details in which you may deposit your financial donation is as follows:

Account Number: 3043244

Account Name: FET NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF APPEAL FUND

Name of Bank: Mizuho Bank (Savings)

Branch Name: Kamiyacho Branch

It is anticipated that most people in Vanua Levu and rural maritime islands will be without homes. More than 3,206 people are still living in evacuation centers. Initial damage assessment, which was completed on 28 December by the Commissioner Northern Division, reveals that 6,000 houses were partially damaged while 1,500 houses were damaged entirely caused by flooding, storm surge, and destructive winds in the wake of TC Yasa. Many houses are needed to be rebuilt and will require emergency shelter (tarpaulins and toolkits) and essential household items assistance (clothing, kitchen sets, solar lamps, blankets), as well as appropriate technical assistance. According to the Ministry of Education Fiji assessment, close to 85 schools in TC Yasa affected areas have sustained damages.

As a result of massive damage to agricultural areas on Yasawa-i-rara, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, and Maritime Islands, including Koro, Cicia, Moce, Komo, which is home to many farmers, food security has also been impacted as livestock and farms have been destroyed.

The core expense of the Government’s rehabilitation and reconstruction work is three-pronged which encompass (i) provisions of basic needs (food, shelter, water, accessibility, livelihood, health, and sanitation; (ii) restoration of essential service (roads, ports, jetties, airfields, water electricity, communication, education, continuity of Government machinery); and (iii) economic recovery (infrastructure, utilities, tourism sector, private sector, agriculture, fisheries, and forestry).

Thank you most sincerely for your goodwill and generosity to help.

Employment Opportunity – Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY TO AMBASSADOR required by the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo.

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All applications to include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), at least two referees with one being the current or recent supervisor and a covering letter of no more than two pages, which explains how you meet each of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

An attractive salary will be offered to the above position.

Closing date of Vacancy: Friday, 25 December 2020

Queries and applications are to be addressed to Mr Ashneel Shankar, Second Secretary, via email: ashneel.shankar@fijiembassy.jp or phone: +81-3-3587-2038.

Call for Designs: 9th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9) Logo

The public is invited to submit designs for a logo to represent PALM9, including in pamphlets, posters and other promotional and event-related materials. The design should evoke Japan’s friendly and prosperous relationship with the Pacific Island Countries, to which it is bound by geography, history and values.The selected logo will represent PALM9, including in pamphlets, posters and other promotional and event-related materials.

The submission should be sent via email to palm9-logo@mofa.go.jp by November 30, 2020.

Created electrically with its explanation (around 50words long). Judges selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will evaluate the designs and identify a winner. Please refer to the following website for more details: https://www.mofa.go.jp/a_o/ocn/page23e_000593.html

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