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HELLO KITTY appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development)

On May 20, 100 days to go until the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) scheduled to be held in Yokohama from August 28, 2019,HELLO KITTY was appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for the TICAD. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thereby ask her cooperation in actively conducting…

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Revision of the Implementation Plan for the International Peace Cooperation Assignments in South Sudan

Japan continues to dispatch 4 staff officers (Logistics, Intelligence, Engineer, and Air Operations) to the Mission

1. Japan has dispatched Headquarters staff personnel since November 2011 and Ground Self Defense Force engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) from January 2012 to May 2017. Japan continues to dispatch 4 staff officers (Logistics, Intelligence, Engineer, and Air Operations) to the Mission.…

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The National and Provincial Elections in the Republic of South Africa (Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The successful completion of this election demonstrates that democracy has taken root in South Africa in the past 25 years

By Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga Japan welcomes that the National and Provincial Elections held on May 8 in the Republic of South Africa, the sixth election since the country achieved democracy in 1994, were conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner. The successful completion of this election demonstrates that…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The National and Provincial Elections in the Republic of South Africa (Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The successful completion of this election demonstrates that democracy has taken root in South Africa in the past 25 years

Japan welcomes that the National and Provincial Elections held on May 8 in the Republic of South Africa, the sixth election since the country achieved democracy in 1994, were conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner. The successful completion of this election demonstrates that democracy has taken root in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Grant Aid for three countries in Southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai

This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance

On April 23, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 11.7 million US dollars for three countries in Southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of food, WASH, protection for vulnerable people, shelter/NFIs, camp coordination…

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Assistance to Uganda in Developing a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants

The elephant population has been increasing steadily over the last twenty years, since being reduced by poaching to below 400 elephants in 1988

On Thursday, April 12, Handover Ceremony of a Strategic Anti-Poaching Outpost for Elephants was held in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. This project was funded by the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The…

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The situation of Libya

Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi OSUGA

Japan is deeply concerned that violence has been claiming many lives and caused injuries in the neighborhood of Tripoli on 5 April and afterwards. Japan calls on all parties concerned to stop immediately all military operations. There is no military solution to the conflict in Libya. Japan believes that the…

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Visit of Hon. Kitamura, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and Member of the House of Representatives to the Republic of Senegal

Hon. Kitamura met with representatives of the Japanese community in Senegal and visited Japan’s ODA project sites

From 1 to 3 April, Hon. Seigo Kitamura, a member of the House of Representatives and the Vice-Chairman of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League, made a visit to the Republic of Senegal, as Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E.…