Mobile Passport Services and OAV Registration in Morioka

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(Iwate, Japan) The joint consular and OAV team from the Embassy led by Consul Christian de Jesus (seated, center) with the Filipino local community leaders Ms. Emmie Nakajima, Ms. Mari Asanuma (seated 1st and 2nd from left), Ms. Cecilia Nishimura and Ms. Mercy Sasakawa (seated 4th and 5th). Standing from left Mr. Lawrence V. Cuevas, Mr. Francis R. Villamin, Mr. Emmanuel E. Austria, Mr. Reynaldo Cahayag. Jr., Mr. Mars Valery R. Zafra and Mr. Reynaldo B. Damgo.

After a successful outreach mission in Okinawa on March 17, the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo sent a joint consular and OAV team to Morioka on March 31, 2012 as part of the Embassy’s commitment to reach out to Filipinos living outside of the Tokyo area.

Instrumental to the success of the outreach mission were local community leaders Ms. Mari Asanuma, Ms. Cecilia Nishimura, Ms. Mercy Sasakawa, Ms. Emmie Nakajima and Ms. Gina Yamamoto. With the help of these leaders, eighty-two (82) Filipinos availed of passport renewal services, eight (8) availed of notarial services, while eighty-eight (88) applied for Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) registration.

The joint consular and OAV team from the Embassy was composed of Consul Christian L. De Jesus, Mr. Emmanuel E. Austria, Mr. Lawrence V. Cuevas, Mr. Francis R. Villamin, Mr. Reynaldo Cahayag. Jr., Mr. Reynaldo B. Damgo, and Mr. Mars Valery R. Zafra.

The services were rendered inside the Aiina Center, a technologically-advanced and environment-friendly multi-purpose center of Iwate Prefecture. Morioka City is the capital of Iwate.

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The OAV team (Top left) and the Consular team (Top right) while processing and capturing biometric data of applicants. Bottom photos show applicants while awaiting their turn inside (bottom right) and outside the processing room (bottom left) assisted by local community leaders.

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