Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho: Japan Ambassador Meets Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Mr. Lejone Mpotjoane said Lesotho and Japan had a good relationship for a long time

The Ambassador of Japan to Lesotho, Mr. Maruyama Norio paid a farewell courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Mr. Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane at the State House on Monday. In an interview with Mr. Norio he said his mission will be completed in two weeks hence he found the need to…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

“Invitation Programme for Women Leaders in Asia, Pacific and Africa” Welcome reception hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The reception was attended by approximately 40 people, including the First Ladies and other guests from 6 African countries

On Monday 28 November, YAMADA Kenji, State Minister for Foreign Affairs attended a reception at the Iikura House to welcome the invitees of the Invitation Programme for Women Leaders in Asia, Pacific and Africa, on behalf of the host, Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa. The reception was attended by approximately 40…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan: Prime Minister Kishida Held Informal Talks with President of the Republic of South Africa

Prime Minister Kishida expressed his delightedness to meet with President Ramaphosa again following the meeting in June in Elmau

On November 15, commencing at 3:00 p.m. (local time) for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting Indonesia for the G20 Summit, held informal talks with H.E. Mr. Matamela Cyril RAMAPHOSA, President of the Republic of South Africa. The overview of the meeting is…

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KEIZAI DOYUKAI, African Development Bank Group sign letter of intent to strengthen cooperation and business ties between Japan and Africa

The DOYUKAI, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of Japanese business leaders, is envisaging the creation of an “Impact Fund” to build an impact investment ecosystem in Africa

KEIZAI DOYUKAI, or the Japan Association of Corporate Executives today signed a statement of intent with the African Development Bank Group to foster closer collaboration and to strengthen business ties between Japan and Africa. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum Market Days 2022, taking place…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan: Terrorist Attack in Somalia (Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)

Japan, alongside the international community, has always strongly condemned terrorism in all forms

In relation to the large number of casualties arising from several consecutive explosions in Mogadishu city in the Federal Republic of Somalia, on October 29th (local time), Japan extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved families and expresses its heartfelt sympathy to those who were injured. Japan hopes that efforts…

Source: Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) |

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) expands Asia footprint with US$389 million Samurai loan facility

The transaction marks AFC’s second foray into the Japanese capital markets

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (https://www.AfricaFC.org/), the leading infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, has successfuly closed a US$389 million dual currency Samurai term loan facility, split into US$382 million and JPY ¥1 billion. The transaction marks AFC’s second foray into the Japanese capital markets, following an inaugural Samurai loan facility in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan: Message of condolences from Prime Minister Kishida Fumio following the damages caused by the flood disaster in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The recent floods caused by heavy rainfall in many states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria have claimed many precious lives

On October 19, regarding the damage resulting from the floods in many states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, delivered the following message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Muhammadu BUHARI, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  “It is with deep sadness when…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan: Message of condolences from Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa following the damages caused by the flood disaster in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The recent floods caused by heavy rainfall in many states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria have claimed many precious lives

On October 19, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered the following message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Geoffrey ONYEAMA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, following serious damage from the floods caused by heavy rainfall in many states. “I am deeply grieved and saddened…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Minister Pandor arrives in Japan on a Working Visit

The two delegations will seek to advance political, economic, social and technical cooperation between South Africa and Japan

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Tokyo, Japan, where she is scheduled to co-chair the Japan – South Africa Partnership Forum with her counterpart, His Excellency Mr Hayashi Yoshimasa, on 13 October 2022. The two delegations will seek to advance political, economic, social…