[6th October 2016]

THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ICT VISIT TO JAPAN

The Embassy coordinated the visit to Tokyo by the Standing Committee on Information &Technology of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya. The committee which will be in Japan from 2nd to 7th October, 2016 on ICT exchange programme led by Sen. Mutahi Kagwe, Chairperson of the Senate Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Committee. Other members of the delegation are Sen. Mutula Kilonzo Jr, Vice Chairperson; Sen. Boy Juma Boy; Sen. Aaron Cheruiyot and Mr. Christopher Gitonga, a Parliamentary staff who is Secretary to the delegation.

On 3rd October, 2016 the Committee paid a Courtesy Call on the Embassy where they were briefed extensively on Kenya/Japan relations by Amb. S. K. Maina.

The Kenyan Delegation and the Embassy's Official (second from the right) with the Director (third from the left) and Official (left) of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation of Japan

On 4th October, 2016 the Committee was hosted to a working Luncheon by the Japan–AU Parliamentary Friendship League, led by the Chairman, Hon. Ichiro Aisawa. Hon. Aisawa who led a delegation of five (5) Members of Parliament to TICAD VI, appreciated the successful hosting of TICAD VI by Kenya. The working luncheon expounded on issues of mutual cooperation between Kenya and Japan. On the same day, the Kenyan delegation also paid a Courtesy Call to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication of Japan where they were received the State Minister, Mr. Jiro Akama. The Minister expressed Japan's willingness to cooperate with Kenya on security matters especially as it pertains to ICT utilization.

The Kenyan Delegation and H.E. Amb. S.K. Maina (right) with State Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (third from the left)

During their stay in Tokyo, the Kenyan delegation will also have a meeting with Chairman of the Nippon Electric Company (NEC Corporation), Dr. Nobuhiro Endo and his top Management team. The Senators will also visit the Panasonic Center, Tokyo so as to familiarize themselves with emerging technology that could be useful to Kenya. And finally met with the Diaspora.

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