Greetings from Ambassador Oka
First I would like to send my best wishes to all of you in the amidst of the ongoing global efforts against the Covid-19 outbreak. What the Embassy considers as of utmost importance is that every Malaysian and Japanese national in Malaysia have a safe and healthy life. International cooperation is essential to deal with the Covid-19, and the Government of Japan extends its full support and cooperation to the Government of Malaysia. It is also important to maintain people's livelihoods and run the economy in the fight against the virus. In this regard, I would like to pay my deep respect to the fact that a number of Japanese companies operating in Malaysia have been significantly contributing to the fight through maintaining employment and ensuring their employees’ safety.
When I paid a courtesy call on YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia on April 3rd, I expressed Japan’s support and cooperation to Malaysia in the fight against the Covid-19 and the Prime Minister responded with his appreciation for Japan's cooperation both by the government as well as by the private sectors.
The Embassy will continue to provide useful information such as detailed announcement related to the Movement Control Order (MCO) by the Malaysian government, the travel advisory between Japan and Malaysia, and the medical conditions in Malaysia for the safety of the Japanese community in Malaysia as expeditiously and comprehensively as possible through this website and e-mail. We would like to seek your kind understanding on any inconvenience which may be caused with much regret to Malaysians and Japanese in Malaysia due to the shortening of operating hours and the adoption of a reservation system at the Embassy's consular section to address the Covid-19.
I sincerely hope that Japan and Malaysia will, through working together to overcome this global crisis, further strengthen the long and friendly relationship between the two countries. Let me conclude by sincerely wishing you once again your safety, good health and happiness.