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Greetings from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Sultanate of Oman

Ambassador of Japan to Oman  Warm greetings to you all. I am Toshinori KOBAYASHI. I assumed my post as Ambassador of Japan to the Sultanate of Oman on 17th October 2018, also known as “the Omani Women’s Day”.

 Oman is blessed with abundant nature, such as mountains with a height of 3,000 meters and green highlands, in addition to beautiful beaches. Oman is also a country with a long history and rich culture, and has long thrived as a maritime country owing to its important location linking Asia and Africa. It is said that Sindbad, the Sailor of The Arabian Nights departed from the port town of Sohar located in the north of Oman. I believe these unique nature, history, and culture have nurtured Omani people’s characteristics known for being kind and friendly.

 Oman has been maintaining peace and stability for many years under the wise diplomatic policy by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, with values on peace and dialogue and the help of its national character known as gentle and generous. I am confident that Oman, located in an economically strategic place connecting Asia and Africa, has great potential as an economic hub in the region. In addition, as Oman is blessed with tourism and fisheries resources, it is expected that overseas investment will be further accelerated in the future. Oman is receiving more enthusiastic attention from Japan in various aspects.

 In this fascinating country, as Ambassador of Japan to the Sultanate of Oman, I will dedicate my efforts to further strengthen mutual understanding and friendly relations between Japan and Oman, especially focusing on the development of economic relations, by making the most of my longtime experiences and expertise in the economic field.

 I hope to see you soon through our embassy's activities!
October 2018
Ambassador of Japan to Oman

List of Ambassadors of Japan to the Sultanate of Oman

13th H.E. Toshinori KOBAYASHI (October 17yh, 2018 - )
12th H.E. Mitsugu SAITO (December 2nd, 2015 – September 9th, 2018)
11th H.E. George HISAEDA (October 14th, 2011 – November 20th, 2015)
10th H.E. Seiji MORIMOTO (June 24th, 2008 – September 22th, 2011)
9th H.E. Keiji OMORI (March 6th, 2005 – June 8th, 2008)
8th H.E. Jiro MORI (November 16th, 2001 – February 19th, 2005)
7th H.E. Zenji KAMINAGA (September 30th, 1998 – October 29th, 2001)
6th H.E. Tadatsuna KODA (November 12th, 1995 – June 7th, 1998)
5th H.E. Akio IJUIN (January 25th, 1994 – October 24th, 1995)
4th H.E. Haruo HANAWA (August 21th, 1991 – January 9th, 1994)
3rd H.E. Takeshi OBARA (April 15th, 1989 – July 10th, 1991)
2nd H.E. Kiyoshi FURUKAWA (March 3rd, 1986 – January 5th, 1989)
1st H.E. Junpei KATO (March 10th, 1983 – January 17th, 1986)