By: L.N. Reklai
Palau recently opened its new embassy office in Japan, located at Minato-ku, central Tokyo. The newly opened Embassy welcomed President Remengesau Jr. in his trip to Japan last month as well as Vice President Raynold Oilouch, who also visited Japan late November.
The new embassy is a 3-story building. The first floor houses embassy administrative staff and Palau Visitor’s Authority Japan representative office. The second floor houses ambassador and Minister Counselor. The third floor consists of full kitchen with open space to host events, meetings and seminars. Roof top is accessible for dinner parties and views of Tokyo’s surroundings.
The area of Minato-ku, Tokyo houses majority of Diplomatic Missions and Embassies from number of countries.
Due to structural integrity and deterioration issues attributed to the age of the original embassy, Palau had to relocate its Embassy from Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Ambassador’s residence and Minister Counselor’s residence have also been relocated to Minato, to be within the vicinity of the new offices. [/restrict]