[6th December 2013]

AMBASSADOR CALLS FOR MORE JAPANESE PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVMENT IN AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT ENDEAVOURS

[L-R] Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka – President, International University of Japan, Prof. Akihiko Tanaka - President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), His Excellency Mr. Ben Ogutu - Ambassador of Kenya, Ms. Rieko Suzuki Kitaoka, Chair –Millennium Promise Japan

The Ambassador has invited more Japanese private sector to take advantage of the emerging business opportunities and conducive environment in Africa to forge mutual beneficial partnerships. The Ambassador made the call in a speech during a reception organized by the Millennium Promise Japan and the University of Tokyo on 4th, December, 2013.

Click for H.E. the Ambassador's speech…..

Earlier the Ambassador joined other diplomats and students at a lecture delivered by the President of JICA, Prof. Tanaka on "The World System and Japan's International Cooperation in the 21st Century". In his presentation, Prof. Tanaka gave a historical perspective of Japanese development assistance, highlighted emerging developmental as well as other challenges of the 21st century and the approaches JICA is employing in making its international cooperation more effective particularly as pertains to Asia, South America and Africa.

The lecture was the 22nd in a series organized under the Global Leadership Studies (GLS) Program by the Graduate School of Law & at the University of Tokyo in collaboration with the Yomiuri Newspaper.

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