Ambassador's Message

At the handover ceremony of library construction project in Kitgum District by GGP scheme
             Thank you for visiting the website of the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Uganda.
             In 2019, Yokohama, Japan, hosted 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), in which H. E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, actively participated with Hon. Foreign Minister Kutesa and many other Cabinet and State Ministers accompanying him. In last October, Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, then Minister of Tourism represented the Government of the Republic of Uganda to attend the ceremony officially proclaiming the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor. In addition, H. E. Vice President Edward Ssecandi toured Western part of Japan last April although the visit was a private nature. As you may recognize, year 2019 would be remembered as the one when Uganda’s top VIPs visited Japan.
             Needless to say, highlights of year 2020 are the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo respectively from 24 July to 9 August and from 25 August to 6 September . Izumisano City in Osaka and Tateshina Town in Nagano are warmly hosting Ugandan athletes who are expected to arrive in Japan next July. I strongly hope that as many Ugandan athletes as possible will join the Games in Tokyo. I am to cheer not only for Japanese athletes but also for Ugandan athletes even much more.
             Turning my attention to the business aspect, the presence of Japanese in Ugandan market has been steadily increased. While Japanese corporations are actively engaging in ODA projects, I am very pleased to witness many young Japanese entrepreneurs to start a business in Uganda. I wish them to record successful business results in this year. I wholeheartedly back up them.
             The Embassy of Japan is determined to extend any possible support for every activity contributing to further development of Japan-Uganda relations in 2020. I honestly wish year 2020 to be filled with good health and happiness for everyone!

February 2020

KAMEDA Kazuaki
Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Uganda