Monthly Archives: May 2015

Notice From the Philippine Consulate

The Philippine Consulate General – Osaka-Kobe invites applications for a translator/interpreter with the following minimum qualifications:
 native Japanese speaker, or Level 1 proficiency (if non-Japanese)
 proficient in the English language
 willing to travel within Western Japan, coordinating with Japanese city, ward, police and immigration officials
 willing to undergo a minimum three (3) months probation

Please send your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume to on or before 27 May 2015.

Those who have previously submitted their CVs or resumes need not re-apply.

1) 日本語を母国語とする方
2) 英語能力があること
3) 当領事館管轄地域(西日本28府県)に出張できる方
4) 採用後3ヶ月間は、試用期間となることを承諾できる方

1. 月給: 23万円 - 30万円 (*能力・資格により査定します)
2. 保険・年金への加入はありませんが、本人の(例:国民保険)資格状況により手当を支給します。
3. フィリピン政府外務省内規に従い、一定の距離をみたす場合、交通費を支給します。
4. 契約期間は、原則6ヶ月としますが、職務評価にもとづき6ヶ月毎に更新します。


Event Announcement from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Osaka

The Kansai Consular Corps is very pleased to share the following information from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Osaka.

The Consul General warmly welcomes you to attend the photographic exhibit of the artist Harry Dukker, titled “36 Views of Mount Fuji”, held at Gallery Kai in Osaka from June 1, 2015 to June 13th.

Complete details (in Japanese) can be found in the following flyer: Harry Dukker Photography Exhibit

Event Announcement from The Royal Thai Consulate of Osaka

The Kansai Consular Corps is pleased to share the following information from our colleagues at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Osaka.

The Royal Thai Consulate will organize the 13th Thai Festival 2015 on 23-24 May 2015 at Taiyo no Hiroba, Osaka Castle Park.

The Thai Festival, which has been organized in Osaka since 2003, has become
an annual event of fostering cultural exchanges and friendship with Japanese and foreigners living in Osaka. This event is a wonderful opportunity to witness Thailand in various aspects,including cultural performances, Thai cuisine, Thai handicraft and Muay Thai (Thai boxing)
as well as Thai Pop music.

Event details are as follows:
Name: Thai Festival Osaka
Date: 23-24 May 2015
Time: 10.00-20.00
Venue: Taiyo no Hiroba, Osaka Castle Park
Opening Ceremony: 23 May 2015 at 16.00
Admission: Free
Access: Chuo Line or Nagahori Tsurumi – ryokuchi Line, Morinomiya Station
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, Osaka Business Park Station

Click the following link for poster information in Japanese: Poster_Thai Fest_ two sides

Friday, May 8 2015 Reception Hosted by the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Osaka

On Friday, May 8th 2015 Kansai-area organizations, community representatives, and members of the Kansai diplomatic corps attended a reception hosted by the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Osaka and Mrs. Latypov.

The purpose of the reception was to commemorate the people who lost their lives in the Second World War, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War. Celebrations are held across Russia on this day.

Guests were treated to cultural specialties included Russian regional dishes, a dance performance, and a folk music performance.




May 7, 2015 Kansai Consular Corps Executive Team Board Meeting

On Thursday, May 7th 2015 the Kansai Consular Corps Executive team (consisting of the Dean, Vice Dean and Executive Secretariat) held a meeting. The purpose of the board meeting was to formulate a plan for the action items that resulted from our KCC Annual General Meeting in March.

Specific topics discussed by the Board included 1) the coordination of a KCC Accounting team (as proposed by Honorary Consul Sommerhalder), 2) the purchase of KCC office materials, 3)a proposal by the Secretariat for a joint KCC-Kansai Area School Project to mentor/coach high school and university students (information forthcoming), and 4) the KCC lecture series proposed by Consul General Greenberg.

We anticipate an exciting Summer and Autumn for KCC members. Thanks to your tremendous efforts, there are many interesting events in the pipeline.

In order to plan and implement our organization’s activities more smoothly, we kindly request your ongoing cooperation regarding scheduling and communication of events. To that end, the Secretariat will contact KCC members shortly for updates regarding any forthcoming national holidays (or other events) your consulates may be hosting.