Toribiong is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Johnson Toribiong is a Palauan attorney and politician. Toribiong became the President of Palau, following his victory in the November 2008 election. The electorate rejected him in the November 2012 election
Marina Toribiong is a Palauan canoeist. She competed in the women's K-1 200 metres event at the 2016 Summer Olympics where she ranked 6th in the heat round and 8th in the semifinals. She did not advance to the final. Toribiong also competed in the K-1 500 metres event where she finished in 7th place in the heat round. She did not advance to the semifinals.
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Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country contains approximately 340 islands, forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and has an area of 466 square kilometers (180 sq mi). The most populous island is Koror. The capital Ngerulmud is located on the nearby island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Palau shares maritime boundaries with the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Thomas Esang "Tommy" Remengesau Jr. is a Palauan politician who has been the ninth President of Palau since 2013. He originally served as the seventh president from 2001 to 2009. He also served as a Senator in the Palau National Congress between his two administrations. He was elected as Vice-President of Palau in 1992 and 1996, then as President in 2000, 2004, 2012, and 2016.
Palauan is a Malayo-Polynesian language native to the Republic of Palau, where it is one of the two official languages, alongside English. It is widely used in day-to-day life in the country. Palauan is not closely related to other Malayo-Polynesian languages and its exact classification within the Austronesian languages is unclear.
Kuniwo Nakamura was the President of Palau from 1993 until 2001. He had earlier served as Vice President of Palau from 1989 to 1993, under Ngiratkel Etpison.
General elections were held in Palau on 4 November 2008.
Palau – United States relations are bilateral relations between the sovereign nations of Palau and the United States. Palau has an embassy in Washington DC whilst the United States has an embassy in Koror. The current US ambassador to Palau is Amy J. Hyatt
The Palauan presidential election was held as part of the Palauan general elections on November 4, 2008. It was won by Johnson Toribiong. Incumbent President Tommy Remengesau was ineligible to run because he had served the maximum two consecutive terms allowed.
Kerai Mariur was the Vice President of Palau.
There is a small Japanese community in Palau, which mainly consists of Japanese expatriates residing in Palau over a long-term basis. A few Japanese expatriates started to reside in Palau after it gained independence in 1994, and established long-term businesses in the country. Japanese settlement in Palau dates back to the early 19th century, although large scale Japanese migration to Palau did not occur until the 1920s, when Palau came under Japanese rule and administered as part of the South Pacific Mandate. Japanese settlers took on leading administrative roles in the Japanese colonial government, and developed Palau's economy. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, virtually all of the Japanese population was repatriated back to Japan, although people of mixed Japanese-Palauan descent were allowed to remain behind. People of Japanese-Palauan descent constitute a large minority of Palau's population as a result of substantial intermarriage between the Japanese settlers and Palauans. They generally identify with, conforming to cultural norms and daily lives with the Palauans.
The Palauan Passport is an international travel document that is issued to Palauan citizens which is issued centrally at the Passport Office in Meyuns, Palau.
General elections were held in Palau on 6 November 2012. Former President Tommy Remengesau defeated his successor, incumbent Johnson Toribiong, who was first elected in 2008. President Toribiong conceded the election on social media.
The 2012 presidential election in Palau was held on November 6, 2012, in conjunction with the Palauan general election. Former President (2001-2009) Tommy Remengesau Jr. defeated his successor, Incumbent President of Palau Johnson Toribiong, who was first elected in 2008. President Toribiong conceded the election on social media.
Palauan Americans are Americans of Palauan descent. According to the 2010 census, there are about 7,450 Americans of Palauan origin.
The Japan–Palau relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Japan and Palau. Japan has an embassy in Koror while Palau has an embassy in Tokyo.
Remengesau is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Ernestine Kawai Rengiil is a lawyer from Palau. She is the first woman lawyer in Palau and the first Palauan woman to serve as Attorney General. Rengiil has also represented her country in tennis.