Bula Akita Festa in Akita City in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo

The Fiji Embassy in Tokyo, together with Akita City in Akita Prefecture organized a two-day Bula Akita Festa from 1st to 2nd September 2018. The Akita Festa coincided with the Commissioning of Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita, serving the Tohoku region, and marked the visit of the Nasinu Secondary School U15 Rugby Team who were in Akita City from late August 2018, for a week-long Sports/Cultural/Education visit program, fully funded by Akita City.

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Fijian Community members promoting Fiji at the Fiji Festa

The Fiji Embassy, together with the assistance of the members of the Fiji community in Tokyo and Akita, and likewise the Nasinu team ran a good and effective campaign and Fiji promotion in Akita throughout the 2-day event.

The promotional activities in Akita, included the following:

  • Fiji Tourism Promotion;
  • Fiji Culture Promotion;
  • Fiji Sports Promotion (Nasinu Secondary School U15 Rugby;
  • Fiji Education Exchange Programmed Promotion (Nasinu Secondary School)
  • Fijian Made Products Inc. Bati & Ratu Rum [Fiji Rum Night] Promotion; and
  • The Commissioning Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita, Mr. Hiroki Miura.

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Nasinu Team entertaining the guests at the Fiji Festa

These promotional activities and outreach are even more crucial now with the relaunch of the direct Fiji-Japan flights, and the need to generate and ramp-up interest in Fiji from Japan,

During the two-day festa, the Nasinu Sec School U15 Rugby Team who were in Akita City from late August assisted in performing cultural items, and sports exchanges with two-schools in Akita.

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Fijian Community and Fiji Friends assisting with the promotion at the Fiji Festa.

 

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Commissioning of Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita Prefecture, Serving the Tohoku Region

The Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo successfully commissioned Mr. Hiroki Miura as Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita on Saturday, 1st September 2018. Mr. Miura’s appointment will cover the Tohoku Consular District, which consists of six large prefectures in North-East of Japan.

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Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan, H.E Mataitoga presenting the Consular Commission to Mr. Miura, formalizing his appointment as Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita, while Mrs. Miura looks on.

The ceremony was marked by the official presentation of the Consular Commission – signed by the Hon. Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs – by Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan, His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Isikeli Mataitoga to the newly commissioned Mr. Miura.

The commissioning ceremony was held at the ALVE Akita before 250 guests that included the Honorable Members of the Diet, Governor of Akita Prefecture, Mayor of Akita City, Councilors of respective towns and cities in Akita and the Tohoku region. Attending the occasion were also members of the business community, representatives of NGOs as well as academia. Also witnessing the event were the members of the Nasinu Secondary School Under 15 Rugby Team, which is currently in Akita for a week of rugby and cultural exchanges with the Akita City and schools.

In congratulating Mr. Miura on behalf of the Government of Fiji, Ambassador Mataitoga expressed profound gratitude for his willingness to assist Fiji in building and strengthening the Fiji-Japan relationship in the Tohoku region. H.E Mataitoga also underscored Fiji’s long-standing emphasis and work in establishing and maintaining friendly relations with partners who have demonstrated genuine goodwill towards Fiji. And the growing bond between Fiji and Akita in recent times necessitated the establishment of this new Honorary Consulate appointment. It is also a reflection of the goodwill enjoyed between Japan and Fiji since 1970 in promoting economic, commercial and people-to-people relations between the two countries.

 

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L-R: Mr. Ochida (Chairman Akita Rugby Union), Mr. Motomu HOZUMI (Akita City Mayor), H.E Mr.Norihisa SATAKE (Governor – Akita Prefecture), Mr Hiroki Miura (Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Akita), Mrs.Miura, and H.E Ambassador Mataitoga, after the presentation of the Consular Commission.

With the establishment of the new Honorary Consulate in Akita, Ambassador Mataitoga is confident that this will lay the platform for Fiji to deepen its reach in promoting tourism, trade, and investment in the greater Tohoku region.  The Fiji Embassy in Japan is confident that the presence of the Honorary Consulate will encourage, support and translate business/investment opportunities into tangible benefits for Fiji and Japan.  The office will also be an excellent point of information dissemination about Fiji.

 

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“Request for Proposals” from Master Planners – Wairabetia Economic Zone Project

The Wairabetia Economic Zone project, a development undertaking by the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism (MITT), is currently at its design consultancy phase.

The Project Manager, Houng Lee Kaba Jacob, is now calling for “Fee Proposals” by suitable Master Planners for the “master planning” phase of the project.

The request for proposals (RFP) for the Master Planning scope is provided in the link below;

Wairabetia Economic Zone – Master Planning Consultancy Brief 2018

For further information/clarification, please contact Ms.Pallvi on pallvi.sharma@govnet.gov.fj or on +679-330-5411.

You can also contact the Fiji Embassy in Tokyo.

Thank you

 

 

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Hon.Dr.Luveni Leads Fiji Delegation to the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum on Global Health

Speaker of Parliament, the Hon.Dr.Jiko Luveni led a high-level delegation from Fiji that visited Japan during the month, to attend the 3rd Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum on Global Health Forum held from 23-25 August, 2017 in Tokyo.  Members of the delegation included the Health Minister, Hon.Rosy Akbar and Member of Parliament, the Hon.Anare Vadei.

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Fiji’s delegation; Hon.Luveni, HonAkbar and Hon.Vadei among Parliamentarians partcipants at the 2-day Global Health Forum

The Forum on Global Health provides a platform for parliamentarians from 30 countries to exchange ideas in promoting action for achieving health targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 SDGs), particularly through accelerating actions in priority issues like NCDs and healthy ageing.

 

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Bilateral Talks – Hon.Speaker Dr.Jiko Luveni Meets with Hon.Tadamori Oshima

The Honorable Dr Jiko Luveni Speaker of the Fijian Parliament  had a meeting with her Japanese counterpart, the Honorable Mr Tadamori Oshima the Speaker of the House of Representative of the Japanese Diet in Tokyo on 23 August 2017.

The Hon.Dr.Luveni was in Tokyo, Japan, leading the Fiji Parliamentary delegation to the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum on Global Health, and also took the opportunity to pay a courtesy  call on her counterpart.

The two leaders exchanged comments covering several issues and the role of Parliamentarians in promoting these issues.

 

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