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The Fiji Embassy Tokyo [FET] warns consumers that criminal perpetrators may post fraudulent online classified advertisements offering vehicles for sale that are not, nor have ever been, in their possession.
The fake advertisements usually include photos matching the description of the vehicle and a phone number or email address to contact the supposed seller. Once contact is established, the criminal sends the intended buyer additional photos along with an explanation for the discounted price and the urgency of the transaction.
Once the transaction is completed, the criminal typically ignores a follow-up call, text messages, or emails from the buyer or may demand additional payments. In the end, the vehicle is not delivered, and the buyer can never recuperate their losses.
Tips for Avoiding Fraudulent Online Vehicle Sales:
- Collect information about used vehicle exporters with all details about their company, establishment, address, email, telephone, and others.
- Check the address on Google search, call on the landline phone numbers, and ask for a police verification certificate and registration. You can search the company on JETRO, JUMVEA, etc. All the information and establishment year of the company helps you judge the goodwill of the exporter.
- Contact the exporter and enquire about the purchase process and payment terms. Take a printout or save it. Carefully go through again. Clarify all doubts. If terms are clear, that is a sign that they are well experienced and honest.
- Check the stocks of the exporter for two-three days and note if stock is changing and new items are added. If yes, that means they are active in the business.
- Select a vehicle and check the details, including pictures from all angles, VIN, or inspection sheets. These certificates assure you what you will get through inspection of all used vehicles, both interior and exterior, and verifying the chassis number of the vehicle is done. Then the vehicles are stamped. Place an order for one unit in your first deal. If the deal is as you expected, then go-ahead for more.
- Do not be carried away by low-price offers that could be a trap from the frauds. Take ample time to check and make a decision always and compare an offer from different exporters.
- Ask for a reference buyer or importer in Fiji who already imports a car from the exporter. You can cross-verify from buyer/importer about dealing with an exporter.
- Avoid sellers who refuse to share their company`s registration details.
- Criminals take extra effort to disguise themselves and have recognizable words in their email names or domain. If you are suspicious or unsure about an email that claims to be from a legitimate business, locate the company online and contact them directly.
- Don’t give out your financial or personal information, such as credit card number or bank account information, until you verify that the online company you’re liaising with is legitimate.
Should you need any clarifications pertaining to the above, please feel free to contact Second Secretary, Mr. Ashneel Shankar on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ni Sa Bula Vinaka,
Since last month, the Fiji Embassy Tokyo has been receiving enquiries from our Fijian diaspora on the possibility of meeting the Team Fiji athletes and officials. FASANOC Secretary General – CEO Ms. Lorraine Mar, responded below to some of the enquiries we have received thus far.
- Can we come to the Airport and meet Team Fiji?
You cannot meet the Team on arrival or at departure at the Airport. As a requirement of IOC and the Japanese Government, they are maintaining a very strict bubble and really cannot interact with anyone outside of the bubble. Except for First Secretary, Ms. Kelera SAVU, the designated Fiji Embassy coordinate accredited by IOC for the Fiji Team.
2. Can we visit and see the Team at their Host Town hotel?
Team Fiji is not able to receive any visitors in Oita. Not only because of the bubble but also Oita City’s rule.
3. Can we see the Team at one of the training sites?
No, it is not allowed. The athletes and officials are not permitted to mingle at the training sites. Only those with accreditation will be able to access the Training sites.
4. Can we call and see the Team at the Olympic Village?
I regret to advise that the OLV is not receiving any visitors, and Day Passes that would normally be available have been withdrawn.
5. Are the athletes allowed to come out and meet us after taking part in their event?
Again, this will not be possible. The athletes and officials are only allowed to move from the Olympic Village to training and back, or to the competition venue and back. They will not be allowed to sightsee, go shopping, visit families and friends, etc. Team Fiji had to fill in a daily activity plan for each person according to the movements mentioned, and no deviation from the plan is permitted. Team Fiji will suffer consequences if there is a breach of these activity plans.
6. Can we meet the athletes outside the Olympic Village?
All athletes and officials from all countries will not be able to socialize with anyone outside of their Team at all. This will not be possible. Any movement outside of the Olympic Village can only be through the Transport Mall.
7. If the athletes are bringing our stuff, whom can they pass it to?
The only person I can think of is First Secretary, Ms. Kelera Savu. If it is in their suitcases, then it will have to be when she comes to Oita. The only other alternative I can think of is for our people to post whatever it is.
8. Would there be a church service or community gathering for Team Fiji, as usual in previous games?
This will not be possible. Tokyo 2020 will be the first time we won’t be able to do this. This will be an Olympic Games like no other, and everyone will have to be super careful and very mindful of their actions. For the Team, this is not only to protect the people of Japan, but also the people of Fiji on our return. The last thing we want is to compound the already escalating COVID-19 cases in Fiji.
We thank you for your understanding and support in this regard.
Fiji Embassy Tokyo
6 July 2021
In light of the third state of emergency declared in Tokyo and three other urban prefectures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Fiji Embassy Tokyo has commenced limited appointments for passport, visa, and some other consular issues as well as for other FET related services.
For Consular Services – Appointments are scheduled, and Applicants should contact Second Secretary Mr. Ashneel Shankar on Ashneel.Shankar@fijiembassy.jp to schedule any of the consular appointments, from 11.00am – 1.00pm, Monday to Wednesday only.
For Other FET Related Services – Appointments are scheduled, and Visitors should contact First Secretary Ms. Kelera Savu on Kelera.Savu@fijiembassy.jp to schedule any of the Other FET Related Services appointments, from 11.00am – 1.00pm, Wednesday to Friday only.
Due to COVID-19, consular services applicants will experience delays in appointment availability. If applicants have an urgent reason to apply for any consular services, they may request an urgent appointment with SS Shankar.
The Fiji Embassy Tokyo follows strict practices on wear masks, hand-sanitizer, and social distancing to help protect the health and safety of our staff and the public. Any applicant or visitor with COVID-19 symptoms should reschedule their appointment by contacting the relevant officers directly.
Vinaka vakalevu, Arigato gozaimasu.
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.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY TO AMBASSADOR required by the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo.Position-Description-Personal-Assistant-Confidential-Secretary-to-Ambassador
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: email@example.com or phone: +81-3-3587-2038.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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