Charge d’Affaires Savu meets with Fiji students

Charge d’Affaires Kelera Savu met with the 3 (three) Fijian students who had just completed their quarantine and were on their way to Oita to study at Oita Tomei High School. The 3 students, namely Mr. Iliesa Senibitu and Mr. Iosefa Qalovi are sponsored by the Oita Tomei HS rugby scholarship, while Mr. Simione Vavaloa is sponsored through the tuition appeal drive manned by Fiji`s Honorary Consul in Hokkaido. CDA Savu encouraged and wished the students the best in their studies.

(l-r) Simione, Iosefa, CDA Savu and Iliesa

RFMF Delegation in Tokyo

Charge d’Affaires Kelera Savu received a call from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Medical Delegation led by Lieutenant-Colonel Aseri Rokoura on Sunday, 26 June 2022. The RFMF officials are in Tokyo under the Japan Ministry of Defense’s invitation. CDA Kelera Savu thanked the RFMF officials for their courteousness and wished them well in their short stay in Japan.

Charge d`Affaires Savu pays courtesy call on Akita Prefecture Governor

The Embassy of the Republic of Fiji, Tokyo recently visited Akita Prefecture as part of its outreach program, seeking greater engagement with the wider Japanese society. While in Akita, Charge d`Affaires Kelera Savu called on Governor Norihisa SATAKE at the Governor’s Office on 23 June 2022 for courtesies, as well as the Akita City Office and the Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Fiji Community in Akita

While in Akita city, Akita Prefecture, Charge d’Affaires Kelera Savu spent some time today with the Fiji Community in Akita, led by Mr Naivaluwaqa Setareki. A wonderful time of fellowship and sharing about the mission of the Fiji Embassy, consular services, and key areas that would boost socio-economic growth in Fiji – including sports and education sector.

Akita Fiji Friendship Association GM

Charge d’Affaires Kelera Savu was one of the presenters at today’s Akita-Fiji Friendship Association General Meeting, which was followed by a business networking and reception in Akita.

(Sitting, l-r) Fiji`s Honorary Consul in Akita Mr. Hiroki MIURA and His Excellency Norihisa SATAKE, Governor of Akita Prefecture
(Standing, l-r) Mr Matsuji NAKAIZUMI; CDA Kelera Savu; His Worship Motomu HOZUMI, Mayor of Akita City; His Worship Koji SUGAWARA, Mayor of Oga City; Mr Yoshiyuki TSUJI, Chairman of the Akita Fiji Friendship Association

The 2nd PALM&G Meeting in Mie

Charge d’ Affaires Kelera Savu attended the 2nd Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting & Governors (PALM & G) Meeting hosted by Mie Prefecture at Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima City, Mie. The meeting chaired by His Excellency Mr. Katsuyuki Ichimi, Governor of Mie, gathered participants from six Pacific island countries and eleven local governments. The meeting focussed on three key themes of environment, health, and sports, with discussions that delve into the latest developments of people-to-people exchanges, trade, and business development, including SME Chamber of Commerce and Industries as well as labour mobility.

The agenda of the meeting also included the endorsement for Akita Prefecture and Oita Prefecture to join the Local Government Networking; together with Initiatives for interpersonal exchange and human resource development with Pacific Island countries, Review of the last three years’ activities by His Excellency Mr. Seiji Hamada, Governor of Kochi Prefecture, and the Report of FY2021 activities and initiatives proposed for human capital exchange and human resource development.

Reference: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/tsu/20220517/3070008001.html

(l-r) Director Sports Promotion Division (Akita), Charge d’ Affaires – Fiji, Vice Governor (Oita), and Shima City Assembly Chair (Mie)
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Group Photo following the 2nd PALM&G Meeting

PIC Ambassadors Group Meeting

The Pacific Island Countries Ambassadors Group (PICAG) meeting chaired by H.E Mr John Fritz, Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia held its meeting today, Friday, 13 May 2022. The PICAG Agenda included the 2nd PALM & G Meeting in Mie and other matters. 

PIC Ambassadors and Embassy Representatives
From (l-r) Ambassador of Tonga, Ambassador of FSM; Ambassador of RMI, Minister Counsellor of Palau; Minister Counsellor of RMI; Seated – Ambassador of Samoa and Charge d’Affaires of Fiji.

PIC Director Visits the Fiji Embassy

Mr. Ryuzo Saito, Director of the Pacific Islands Centre (PIC), visited the Fiji Embassy in Tokyo today. It was an opportunity for the Director to update Charge d`Affaires Kelera Savu on the PIC 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book (1996-2021) and share views on further promoting trade and investment ties between our two countries. Deputy Director Ms. Akiko Takahashi also accompanied the Director.

(l-r) Mr. Ryuzo Saito, CDA Kelera Savu, Ms. Akiko Takahashi
Pacific Islands Centre 25th Anniversary Commemoration Book