May 18, 2021

About PALM

Japan and Pacific island countries (PICs) are important, longstanding partners, sharing the Pacific Ocean and addressing common challenges. In order to further enhance this partnership with the PICs, Japan has been hosting Summit-level meeting named Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) every three years since 1997.

Japan and PICs have been building close cooperative relationships, forging the bond of friendship through candid discussion at PALMs. Leaders openly discuss various issues such as the challenges regarding their small size and land distribution over a wide area, distance from major international markets, and the vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change.


Representatives from 18 Pacific Islands Forum(PIF) members and Japan take part in PALM.

PIF members are Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu,Vanuatu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Australia and New Zealand.


(Image 1) PALM9 LOGO The 9th Pacific Islands Leaders Meetings (PALM9)
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