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PIC presents online seminar “Pacific Islands Journey” ~Solomon Islands~


On September 29 (THU), the International Organization Pacific Islands Center will hold a seminar entitled “Pacific Islands Journey ~ Solomon Islands ~”.

The Solomon Islands are composed of six large islands and around 1000 volcanic and coral islands. The total land area is approximately 30,000 square kilometers, which is twice the size of Iwate Prefecture or 1.5 times the size of Shikoku. The exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is the third largest in the South Pacific area, totaling 1.35 million square kilometers, and is known for its bonito and tuna fishing grounds. As it became a fierce battlefield in the Pacific War, it had a deep historical relationship with Japan. In 1980, the third Japanese embassy was opened in the Pacific Islands after Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Exchanges between the people of Solomon and the memorial and the collection of remains that have come from Japan since the end of the war are still ongoing.

In this webinar, presentations by officials from the Solomon government and Japanese companies, as well as tourist information including the current situation of the post Covid-19 will be introduced.

The outline of the seminar is as follows.

Seminar outline:

Date 29 September 2022 (THU)
Time    14:00-15:00 (JPN time)
Format Online seminar (ZOOM)
Organized by Pacific Islands Centre (PIC)
Language English / Japanese (No interpreter)
Participation Free of charge
To join the seminar, register from here 
You can change the language settings at the bottom of the form.
Application deadline 12:00 PM (JPN Time) on 29 September 2022

<Program>JPN time
*Note: Speakers/presentation titles are subject to change without prior notice

14:00-14:02 Opening remarks (Language: Japanese)
H.E. Mr. MIWA Yoshiaki
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Solomon Islands
14:02-14:20 Presentation 1: “Investment opportunities in the Solomon Islands”(English)
Mr. Lonsdale Lungana,
Chief Investment Officer – Promotion Unit
InvestSolomons, Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour & Immigration
14:20-14:30 Presentation 2: ” Projects and activities by Kitano Constructions in the Solomon Islands”(Japanese)
Mr. Kei Hidano
General Manager, Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel
14:30-14:45 Presentation 3:“Attractiveness of Solomon Islands as tourist destination”(Japanese)
Ms. Ayano Hayami
PR Manager at Honorary Consulate of Solomon Islands in Tokyo / Solomon Islands Tourism Office in Japan
14:45-14:50 Q&A
(participants can send their Qs if any by pressing Q&A bottom at the Zoom screen)
(Due to the time limitation, we can’t provide whole answer, however PIC will gather all Qs and place all answers on the PIC website after the seminar)
14:50 Closing (Language: Japanese)
Mr. Ryuzo Saito, Director, Pacific Islands Centre