Ambassador Watanabe paid tribute at the Japanese memorial monument in Kokoda

On 23 January 2023, Ambassador Watanabe Nobuyuki visited Kokoda, Oro (Northern) Province, with Governor Gary Juffa of Oro Province (Northern Province), and laid a wreath and offered a moment of silence at the Japanese memorial monument.
On the way to Kokoda from Popondetta, provincial capital, they visited “OISCA Oro Ecology and Agriculture Training Institute” which is run by a local community with support by OISCA, Japanese NGO, to spread sustainable agricultural techniques to the local famers. Ambassador Watanabe also visited a home village of Governor Juffa to attend an welcome ceremony hosted by the villagers.