The Embassy of Japan in T&T

The Embassy of Japan in T&T Located at 5 Hayes Street, St. Clair, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Contact: (868) 628-5991 or email at [email protected]
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On June 15, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama assisted with the Closing Ceremony for the Development of Guyana's National Flood ...
16/06/2021

On June 15, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama assisted with the Closing Ceremony for the Development of Guyana's National Flood Forecasting System, which forms an important component of the project "Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana", which was implemented by the coordination of UNDP and funded by Japan. The ceremony included the Honourable Zulfikar Mustapha, M.P., the Minister of Agriculture and Mr. Jairo Valverde, Resident Representative of the UNDP.

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On June 15, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama had a virtual meeting with the Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin...
15/06/2021

On June 15, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama had a virtual meeting with the Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, along with Mr. Kevin Thompson, CEO, and Mr. Ronald Milford, Chairman, of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL). During the meeting they discussed the situation of solid waste management issues in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Japan Culture Spotlight”Wagasa” refers to traditional Japanese umbrella.One of the unique characteristics of Wagasa is t...
14/06/2021

Japan Culture Spotlight

”Wagasa” refers to traditional Japanese umbrella.

One of the unique characteristics of Wagasa is the use of Japanese paper while so called Western umbrellas are mostly made of either cloth or plastic. The umbrella is made by steeping strong Japanese paper in oil which makes it waterproof. Wagasa are handmade individually one by one from natural elements such as Japanese paper and bamboo.

#japan #japanculture #japaneseumbrella #wagasa #rainydays #japanesepaper #Japanculturespotlight

JAPAN SUCCESSFULLY CO-HOSTS COVAX AMC SUMMITOn June 2nd, the Government of Japan and Gavi co-hosted the COVAX AMC Summit...
11/06/2021
Outcome of the COVAX AMC Summit

JAPAN SUCCESSFULLY CO-HOSTS COVAX AMC SUMMIT

On June 2nd, the Government of Japan and Gavi co-hosted the COVAX AMC Summit to raise additional funding to secure vaccines for developing countries by the end of 2021. This initiative would ensure equitable access to safe, effective and quality-assured vaccines through the COVAX Facility, and was attended by approximately 40 countries, with Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announcing Japan’s contribution of 800 million USD to the COVAX facility, in addition to its earlier commitment of 200 million USD.  Furthermore, Prime Minister Suga expressed Japan’s intention to provide, when circumstances allow and at an appropriate time, around 30 million doses of vaccines manufactured in Japan to other countries and regions, including through the COVAX Facility.

Health and Medical Care Outcome of the COVAX AMC Summit June 3, 2021 Japanese Tweet Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office  On June 2nd, commencing at 8 pm, the COVAX AMC Summit was held (virtual format) for approximatel...

On Friday 11 June, 2021, Ms. Kazuko Tsunoda (Mrs. Kazuko Rankine) met with Ambassador Hirayama at the Embassy of Japan, ...
11/06/2021

On Friday 11 June, 2021, Ms. Kazuko Tsunoda (Mrs. Kazuko Rankine) met with Ambassador Hirayama at the Embassy of Japan, and received “The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays” medal, which was pinned by Ambassador.

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The Order of the Rising Sun is a Japanese order, established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji. The Order was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government, created on 10 April 1875 by decree of the Council of State. The badge features rays of sunlight from the rising sun. The design of the Rising Sun symbolizes energy as powerful as the rising sun in parallel with the "rising sun" concept of Japan ("Land of the Rising Sun").
The order is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.

*** Please visit the Embassy of Japan Website for more information on our daily activities: https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

Work on solar energy project at CARICOM Secretariat restartsWork is restarting on the construction of a 400 kw solar pho...
10/06/2021
Work on solar energy project at CARICOM Secretariat restarts

Work on solar energy project at CARICOM Secretariat restarts

Work is restarting on the construction of a 400 kw solar photovoltaic power generation system at the CARICOM Secretariat.

Project activities on the grounds of the Secretariat at Turkeyen in Guyana, which began in January last year were halted three short months later as a result of the protocols that were adopted to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project is funded through a Grant Agreement for US$17.8M between the Government of Japan and the Government of Guyana. It is intended to demonstrate the tangible benefits of advanced technology use in the production and management of energy in commercial buildings within the Community.

#Japan #CARICOM #Technology

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Work is restarting on the construction of a 400 kw solar photovoltaic power generation system at the CARICOM Secretariat. Project activities on the grounds of the Secretariat at Turkeyen in Guyana,…

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) / KUSANONE – GrenadaThe GGP Opening Ceremony for “The Proj...
09/06/2021

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) / KUSANONE – Grenada

The GGP Opening Ceremony for “The Project for the Construction of Multi-purpose Center” was held at 4:30 pm on Tuesday 8 June 2021. The Ceremony, which marks project completion, was held at the newly constructed Multi-purpose Center in La Mode, Grenada, with virtual participation from Port-of-Spain by the Embassy of Japan. Faith Community Church received a grant totaling US$86,026 from the Government of Japan for the construction of the multi-purpose center that will now serve as a pre-school and skills training center in the community of La Mode. This project is expected to improve the standard of education, increase productivity and decrease the rate of unemployment in the community, by creating a dedicated space for pre-school education and vocational training for youth.
His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama, Ambassador of Japan, represented the Embassy at the ceremony and brought remarks on behalf of the Government of Japan. Also in attendance were: the Honourable Emmalin Pierre, Minister of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs & Information; Bishop Joseph Atherley, Regional Bishop of Christian Union Church of the WI Global; Mrs. Maudlyn James, Faith Community Church Administrator and Project Manager; and other stakeholders.

*** Please visit the Embassy of Japan Website for more information on our daily activities: https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

Photos from Visit Japan International's post
09/06/2021

Photos from Visit Japan International's post

04/06/2021
#Takaosan-Tokyo’s Own Mountain

Japan Video Topics: Takao San − Tokyo’s Own Mountain

Mount Takao, less than an hour by train from central Tokyo, is a popular place for people of all ages. With about three million visitors a year, it’s the world’s most climbed mountain. Home to a vast range of vegetation, it contains over 1,600 plant species. Mount Takao is historically a site of spiritual importance, and believers still flock to its temple of Yakuō-in. This area is also home to the traditional craft of Tama-ori weaving, and we watch as weaver Sawai Shin makes his own dye from local mulberry leaves. Mount Takao’s deep connections to its local community led to it becoming Tokyo’s first officially designated “Japan Heritage.”

#WebJapan #Tokyo #JVT

Kimono - Tradition and New StyleKimonos are traditional Japanese robes, gorgeously designed and flowing with color and c...
02/06/2021

Kimono - Tradition and New Style

Kimonos are traditional Japanese robes, gorgeously designed and flowing with color and character.

#Japan #Culture #Kimono #Tradition

On May 31, 2021, the official handing over of the relief items donated by the Government of Japan through the Japan Inte...
01/06/2021

On May 31, 2021, the official handing over of the relief items donated by the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to assist Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with the ongoing La Soufriere disaster relief efforts took place.

The donation consisted of 30 inflatable 1140 gallons water tanks and 750 blankets to assist with the ongoing La Soufriere disaster relief efforts.

Minister of State with Responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Keisal Peters thanked the Government and people of Japan for their support with this generous donation and said that the items will provide aid to displaced persons and various communities throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

#Japan #saintvincentandthegrenadines #LaSoufriere #JICA 🇯🇵🇻🇨

The Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes for Japanese Grant Aid provided to Saint Lucia under the Economic and Soc...
28/05/2021

The Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes for Japanese Grant Aid provided to Saint Lucia under the Economic and Social Development Programme was held on May 28 at 11:00 am at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. This Grant Aid is valued at two hundred million Japanese Yen (¥ 200,000,000), and is intended to contribute to the improvement of Saint Lucia’s healthcare systems and infectious disease control through the provision of medical equipment. The Exchange of Notes was signed by His Excellency Cosmos Richardson, Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations and His Excellency Kimihiro Ishikane, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations.

*** Please visit the Embassy of Japan Website for more information on our daily activities: https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

On Thursday 27 May, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama met with the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hind...
27/05/2021

On Thursday 27 May, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama met with the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P.

On Thursday 27 May, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama met with the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hind...
27/05/2021

On Thursday 27 May, 2021, Ambassador Hirayama met with the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P.

Reminder: Applications for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2022 is open!The deadlin...
25/05/2021

Reminder: Applications for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2022 is open!

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2021.

For Application Forms, Guidelines and further Information, please visit the Embassy of Japan website:

https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/MextScholarship.html

Reminder: Applications for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2022 is open!

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2021.

For Application Forms, Guidelines and further Information, please visit the Embassy of Japan website:

https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/MextScholarship.html

21/05/2021
Simply Heartwarming - #KokeshiDolls

Japan Video Topics: Simply Heartwarming − Kokeshi Dolls

"Kokeshi" are charming traditional wooden dolls, the simple, colorful design representing a young girl wearing a kimono. This craft originated in the Tohoku region, where 11 distinct "kokeshi"traditions still thrive. Naruko Onsen in Miyagi is the largest producer of these dolls, and there we meet Tanabe Kaori, who left her previous job as an engineer to train as a "kokeshi" artisan. She tells us about learning the difficult skills of painting the dolls’ gentle features under the guidance of master craftsman Okazaki Yasuo. The old traditions continue to evolve, and recent creative"kokeshi" designs are proving especially popular with female fans.

#WebJapan #JVT #Dolls

18/05/2021
Seen from Space - 2021 Eruption of La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent

Seen from Space - 2021 Eruption of La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent

La Soufrière volcano in "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines" located in the Caribbean Sea erupted on April 9, 2021 for the first time in over 40 years. For this eruption, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency / Earth Observation Research Center (JAXA/EORC) introduces observation results around the crater by the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2).

This is an animation of ALOS-2 images starting from January 2021 to the eruption in April. The new lava dome has gradually expanded from January to April. Both old and new lava domes were destroyed by the eruption.

ALOS-2 is observing La Soufrière volcano regularly since January 2021.

Japan's aerospace technology contributes to the international society in various fields.

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Jaxa Website: https://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/en/earthview/2021/tp210423.html
Jaxa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaxa.jp/
Jaxa Twitter: https://twitter.com/alos2_jaxa

17/05/2021
New Life for an Old #Wisteria

Japan Video Topics: New Life for an Old Wisteria

Each season has its own distinctive flowers, and in Japan early May sees the wisteria blossom. Many people travel at that time to see fine examples of wisteria, a spreading vine that can be arranged over a trellis to create magnificent cascades. We visit Japan’s most famous wisteria, a giant old tree transplanted 20 years ago from its previous site to allow continued growth. It was thought too big and old to transplant until one tree surgeon discovered how to safely move the huge trunk. Following her as she works to rescue trees, we’ll get a glimpse of Japanese traditions of respect for the natural world.

#WebJapan #JVT #Wisteria #Japan

MEXT Scholarship Series: Afia BoneyThe Washuzan Tenbodai - Golden Week AdventureAs I perched on the large rocks at the s...
13/05/2021

MEXT Scholarship Series: Afia Boney

The Washuzan Tenbodai - Golden Week Adventure

As I perched on the large rocks at the summit, I spread my arms and quoted the lines from one of my favourite movies, Titanic, "I'm flying Jack, I'm flying". I took a deep breath, in and out, then again, recovering from the sprint up the mountain. Moments before, we were racing through traffic trying to catch the sunset before its daily departure. Now in this moment, I could appreciate the view from Mt. Washuzan, Kurashiki City, Japan. Washu (鷲羽) means eagles' wings, zan (山) means mountain and Tenboudai (展望台) means observation deck/platform.

From Mt. Washuzan, one can have a 360 degree view of the scenery of Setonaikai National Park, Japan's first national park. As you approach the summit, the Seto Ohashi Bridge fills your gaze. My first thought was that it was much bigger in person than I had imagined. The Seto Ohashi Bridge has a history that requires its own post. However, to simply mention, it is the longest two-tiered bridge system in the world. It connects Okayama Prefecture with Kagawa Prefecture.

In addition to the view of the Seto Ohashi, Mt. Washuzan overlooks the Seto Inland Sea, which has several islands dotted all around. At this altitude, the sunset is spectacular. The twilight is also equally picturesque. You just want to enjoy the moment as the sun sets and night takes its place without hesitation. At that moment, I was in a state of ecstasy. However, the temperature gradually indicated that it was time to go home. But of course, I had to take some final pictures.

Here are a few pictures that I captured that do not do justice. Enjoy. Until then, sayoonara!

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*** Please visit the Embassy of Japan Website for more information on the MEXT Scholarship and our daily activities: https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

Reminder: Applications for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2022 is open!The deadlin...
11/05/2021

Reminder: Applications for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2022 is open!

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2021.

For Application Forms, Guidelines and further Information, please visit the Embassy of Japan website:

https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/MextScholarship.html

Reminder: Applications for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2022 is open!

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2021.

For Application Forms, Guidelines and further Information, please visit the Embassy of Japan website:

https://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/MextScholarship.html

The Japanese government supports the COVAX facility. 🇯🇵 🇬🇾Today Guyana received 38,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines...
10/05/2021

The Japanese government supports the COVAX facility. 🇯🇵 🇬🇾

Today Guyana received 38,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines acquired through COVAX facility. The second consignment of vaccines from COVAX facility arrived this morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Hugh Todd received the vaccines on behalf of the Government of Guyana.

Friends of Japan Series: La Juan GillOne of a KindIt’s impossible to not notice the deep reverence that the Japanese peo...
10/05/2021

Friends of Japan Series: La Juan Gill

One of a Kind

It’s impossible to not notice the deep reverence that the Japanese people hold for their environment. The first thing that struck me when I hopped off of the plane was how aesthetically pleasing everything was. It seemed pretty clear to me that rather than compete with nature, the japanese society decided to collaborate with it to create a unique blend of modern, traditional and natural beauty. In the photo below you’ll see Fujisan Sengen Shrine (富士山本宮浅間大社), one of the main attractions of my then hometown. It was originally built over 1000 years ago for the protection from volcanic eruptions, but the one I had the fortune of experiencing was constructed by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the early 1600’s. In the shrine’s compound you’re surrounded by looming trees and pebble gardens, which brings a deep sense of reverence and respect, yet footsteps away was the main street of Fujinomiya City. The contrast felt like two different time periods, yet they were merged beautifully.

My placement in Fujinomiya City was incredibly lucky. I was a neighbor to the most culturally iconic landscape in Japan, Mount Fuji. The volcano stands 3,776.24 m (12,389.2 ft). As a ritual, every morning when I woke up, I would walk onto my balcony to appreciate this behemoth. You’d have to drive 3 hours away to escape its gaze and knowing it was still active and overdue for an eruption made it even more exciting to me. My then students and co-workers would often joke about the potential impending disaster whenever I expressed concern to it, a testament to their happy go lucky personality in stark contrast to the near deadly diligence they practiced in their work and studies. Most of my experiences with people in Japan were similar to that. They almost mirrored the contrast that the Temple in a city center did. Extremely hard working, diligent and disciplined, yet always playful in the off times. A true juxtaposition this country was.

My main reason for going to Japan was because of a novel I read in my teenage years called “Musashi” by Yoshikawa Eiji. It is the story of Miyamoto Musashi, one of Japan’s legendary samurai who’d go on to become a great author and philosopher. I had the privilege of visiting his hometown of Mimasaka province, now located within Northern Okayama. The town seemed almost untouched by time. The streets were extremely narrow and the houses extremely close to each other, the way you’d see it in an old samurai movie. Yet the townspeople were very charming and forthcoming with hospitality when they saw an obvious outsider in a town that clearly had not been visited by many.

My 3 years in Japan were life changing in many ways. Challenging and fulfilling. Upon completion of my time in Japan in 2019 I returned home to Trinidad because of a family related matter, however, if not for that I easily would have extended my contract with my school for another year. The JET program is a great opportunity for the adventurous and adaptable. I returned home with a much greater appreciation for the Japanese culture than I left with, and a much greater appreciation for my home than I left with.

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For those interested in applying for the Jet Programe dont waste your time and resources at the Japan Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago because you would not be selected based on your merit or degree type, but rather who you know at the embassy.This is one transparent reason why nepotism cannot end . I am calling out the embassy because there are people like me who applied and wasted time and resources. Additionally,the embassy have no proper diplomatic protocol or communication etiquette. When you called to do follow ups or status on application they are not accommodating. I do not know if they know what it means to have diplomatic protocol as an embassy.I do know there are other embassies in Trinidad and Tobago who have manners and are aware of proper protocols.The JET program clearly states there is no preference is the degree qualification you have. How come only students from the faculty of Natural Sciences were only selected?What about the other faculties? This is not internationalization but of injustice and unfairness.