A normal procedure is that all Fiji Government Officials visiting Tokyo should at least have the courtesy to visit the Fiji Embassy not only to greet the Ambassador and the embassy officials, but also to advise the Head of Government in Japan that they are around and the purpose of their trip or visit. This was revitalized and materialized when the Provincial Administrator Lau, Mr Eliki Masa, Provincial Administrator Tailevu, Mr Pauliasi Nene and Mr Zia Mohammed from the Ministry of Local Government in Fiji presented themselves to His Excellency Ambassador Isikeli Mataitoga on Friday, 25 January 2013.
The three (3) officers are attending a JICA sponsored workshop on “Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning” in Kobe and the duration of their program is from 6 January to 2 March 2013. Upon completion of the workshop, the trio would be able to utilize whatever they have acquired to enhance their skills and ability especially in strategizing action plans to better the standard of their preparation in times of disaster. Ambassador Mataitoga thanked the group for their courteousness in making time to come and visit the Fiji Embassy and wished them well in their short stay in Japan and that they will take full advantage of the course of studies that they are undertaking.