Uganda-Japan Bilateral Relations


Uganda's H.E. the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yokohama, Japan in August 2019 during the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) VII.

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  • 2020.08.17. IN PHOTO AT NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAPAN ON 17TH AUGUST 2020

    Officials of Uganda Embassy in Tokyo flagging off Ugandans who have been stranded in Japan due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Mission also made arrangements for stranded Ugandans in its other area of accreditation (Republic of Korea) to be put onboard.

  • 2020.08.11. REPATRIATION FLIGHTS FOR STRANDED UGANDANS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS IN JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA

    This is to inform of the repatriation flights from Tokyo and South Korea on Monday, 17th August and Saturday, 22nd August. Please email mtecson.ugembassyjp@gmail.com for more details.

  • 2020.07.14. ADVISORY FOR TRAVELING TO JAPAN FROM UGANDA

    Please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan \before planning your travel and check if the transit point is included in the list of countries which are denied permission to enter Japan. https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

    For the time being, foreign nationals categorized below are DENIED PERMISSION TO ENTER JAPAN as ones who fall under the Article 5, paragraph (1), item (xiv) of Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, unless special exceptional circumstances are found.

    (1) Foreigners who have stayed in any of the following countries/regions/cities/provinces within 14 days prior to the application for landing: Note that foreigners (including those from the countries and regions where the entry bans do not apply) who will arrive in Japan with a flight via any of those 129 countries or regions which are subject to denial of permission to entry, with a purpose of refueling or transit, will also be denied to enter Japan in principle. This will apply regardless of whether they have entered those countries or regions or not. Foreigners from the countries and regions, where visa restrictions (suspension of visa validity or suspension of visa exemption measures) do not apply, will also be subject to entry bans if transiting through the 129 countries or regions.

    ASIA: Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

    OCEANIA: Australia, New Zealand

    NORTH AMERICA: Canada, United States of America

    LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARRIBEAN: Argentine, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay

    EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican

    MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

    AFRICA: Algeria, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa

  • 2020.05.29. ADVISORY ON THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN OPERATION SCHEDULE

    Following the announcement by the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, to lift the State of Emergency in Japan starting 26th May 2020, this is to inform that the Embassy will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs as a protective measure against the prevailing Corona virus (COVID-19) health threat, and until communicated otherwise.

    The Embassy wishes to further inform that the Embassy staff will be working remotely on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will remain reachable on the following contact details:

    Japanese     -        +81 80 7594 2948

    English       -        +81 80 7593 4453

                        -        +81 80 7593 4468

    E-mail address:     ugabassy@tokyo.email.ne.jp

  • 2020.05.04. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA EMBASSY TOKYO-JAPAN DUE TO EXTENSION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

    On 4th May 2020, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, has decided to extend the State of Emergency in Japan up to 31st May 2020 due to continued large occurrence of COVID-19 infections in different parts of Japan, majorly in Tokyo.

    In view of the foregoing, this is to inform that the Embassy will extend its interim closure of the Chancery to the same date of 31st May 2020.

    The Embassy wishes to further inform that the Embassy staff will be working remotely and will remain reachable on the following contact details:

    Japanese     -        +81 80 7594 2948

    English       -        +81 80 7593 4453

                        -        +81 80 7593 4468

    E-mail address:     ugabassy@tokyo.email.ne.jp

  • 2020.05.04. EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN

    On 4th May 2020, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, has decided to extend the State of Emergency in Japan up to 31st May 2020 due to continued large occurrence of COVID-19 infections in different parts of Japan, majorly in Tokyo.

    In view of the foregoing, this is to inform that the Embassy will extend its interim closure of the Chancery to the same date of 31st May 2020.

    The Embassy wishes to further inform that the Embassy staff will be working remotely and will remain reachable on the following contact details:

    Japanese     -        +81 80 7594 2948

    English       -        +81 80 7593 4453

                        -        +81 80 7593 4468

    E-mail address:     ugabassy@tokyo.email.ne.jp

  • 2020.04.09. TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN

    On 7th April 2020, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, declared a State of Emergency for one month until Wednesday, 6th May 2020 in the seven majorly COVID-19 affected areas of Japan including Tokyo prefecture. This special measure is intended to curb the daily increasing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in these areas and to prevent its further spread countrywide.

    In view of the foregoing, this is to inform that the Embassy will temporary close for the above stated interim period until Wednesday, 6th May 2020.

    The Embassy wishes to further inform that the Embassy staff will be working remotely and will remain reachable on the following contact details:

    Japanese     -        +81 80 7594 2948

    English       -        +81 80 7593 4453

                        -        +81 80 7593 4468

    E-mail address:     ugabassy@tokyo.email.ne.jp

  • 2020.03.27. ADVISORY ON THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN OPERATION SCHEDULE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK IN JAPAN

    This is to inform that in the interim period starting Monday, 30th March 2020, the Embassy will open only on Wednesdays from 11:00 HRS to 15:00 HRS as a protective measure against the prevailing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) health threat, until communicated otherwise.

    The Mission wishes to further inform that the Embassy staff will be working remotely for the rest of the week and will remain reachable on the following telephone numbers:

    Japanese     -        +81 80 7594 2948

    English       -        +81 80 7593 4453

                        -        +81 80 7593 4468

    E-mail address:     ugabassy@tokyo.email.ne.jp

  • 2020.03.21. ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES ON THE COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS) PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    In his address to the nation on 21st March 2020, H.E. the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued new directives to avert COVID-19.

    1. To prohibit all in-coming passengers whether by air, land or water. In order to actualize this, we have decided to prohibit all passenger-planes, coming from outside Uganda, from landing at any of the Airports of Uganda. Only cargo planes will be allowed to fly into and out of Uganda. Also to be allowed in are planes on account of emergency or the UN planes involved in the Relief work and other UN operations as will be agreed with the mandated Government authorities. The crews of these cargo or UN mission planes will be accommodated in locations agreed with the concerned authorities. Domestic flights will continue for now. In conformity with International Law, this prohibition of in-coming passenger-planes will come into force 24 hours from mid-night tonight, the 21st of March, 2020.

    2. Pending the evolving of an EAC Health Response Plan to the Pandemic by the East Africa Ministers of Health, no person, Ugandan or otherwise, will be allowed to enter Uganda by land or water except for drivers and accompanying crews, not exceeding 3 persons, for cargo transport vehicles ─ trailers, lorries and other cargo vehicles. No buses, mini-buses, salon cars or boda-bodas will be allowed in the country. Also, pedestrians, walking on foot, or bicycle rider will not be allowed to enter Uganda or to enter Uganda by road, path or water; nor will they be allowed to exit by those means.

    I call upon the LCIs in the border regions to work with the security forces to report and promptly confine anybody who comes in from the neighbouring countries without following this order. This measure will come into effect starting 1200 hours, tomorrow the 22nd of March, 2020, Sunday.

    ウガンダ国境閉鎖のお知らせ: 新型コロナウイルスの状況を鑑みて、3月22日深夜0時より32日間貨物機・貨物車以外の国境を閉鎖します。国籍に関わらず、ウガンダへの入出国はできません。

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  • 2020.03.06. ADVISORY ON THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN OPERATION SCHEDULE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK IN JAPAN

    This is to inform that in the interim period, starting Monday, 9th March 2020, the Embassy will be open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs as a protective measure against the prevailing Corona virus (COVID-19) health threat, and until communicated otherwise.

    開館時間の変更:新型コロナウイルスの状況を鑑みて、2020年3月9日より当面の間、開館日と申請書受付時間を月、水、金、11:00-15:00とさせて頂きます。ご理解、ご協力の程よろしくお願い申し上げます。

  • 2020.03.05. ADVISORY TO UGANDA TRAVEL TRADE ON CORONA VIRUS BY THE UGANDA TOURISM BOARD (UTB)

    "The Ministry of Health, Uganda has advised that travelers from affected countries will be required to undergo a 14 day isolation process for daily monitoring by the Ministry of Health. The countries include; China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    It is therefore the recommendation and encouragement of the Uganda Tourism Board that intended travelers to Uganda from the affected countries maintain their bookings but delay their travel until a later date when the disease is globally contained no longer considered an outbreak."

    ウガンダ共和国では、新型コロナウイルスの感染を瀬戸際にて防ぐため、日本及び感染が確認されている国からの渡航者を国籍問わず 14日間の自宅ホテル待機を要請しております。入国後検疫官の指示に従って頂きますようご理解、ご協力の程よろしくお願いいたします。

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  • 2019.01.07. "KAMALA THE UGANDA GIANT" T-SHIRT LAUNCHED IN JAPAN

    Japan-based fashion company "Hardcore Chocolate" launched Uganda branded T- shirts with "Kamala The Uganda Giant" wrestler on 7th January 2020 in Japan. The t-shirt is priced at JPY 4,400 and is available in sizes 160, Small to XXLarge (S to XXL) from the following:

    - Hardcore Chocolate Tokyo Main Shop

    - Hardcore Chocolate Osaka Shop

    - Hardcore Chocolate online store (http://core-choco.shop-pro.jp/)

    - Amazon Japan(https://www.amazon.co.jp/stores/node/5389738051)

    Source: https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/202471

  • 2019.10.25. Ms. Evelyn Namatovu, Miss International Uganda 2019, arrives in Tokyo

    Ms. Evelyn Namatovu, Miss International Uganda 2019 arrived in Tokyo on 25th October 2019 and was welcomed by Embassy officers and Ugandans in the Diaspora in Japan.

    The 59th Miss International pageant will be held on 12 November 2019 at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Bunkyo district, Tokyo, Japan. Contestants from 83 countries and territories will participate in this year's Miss International pageant.

    Please purchase your tickets here to watch the pageant

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  • 2019.10.25. Hon. Prof Ephraim Kamuntu showcases Uganda at JATA Expo 2019 in Osaka

    The Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu today concluded a six-day working visit to Japan with a call on the Japanese government to complement the progress made in Japan’s cooperation with Uganda such as infrastructural projects by encouraging the private sector to focus more on tourism promotion initiatives between the two countries.

    The Minister made the remarks while meeting a delegation from the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) led by their Chairperson Mr. Hiromi Tagawa on the margins of the JATA Expo 2019 at the Intex Osaka. JATA Expo, Japan’s largest tourism event, is an annual international showcase event jointly organized by the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), that brings together over 130,000 visitors and exhibitors.

    While commending JATA’s Out-bound Promotion Council initiatives to collaborate with various African countries in the promotion of the continent as a top tourist destination, Hon. Kamuntu emphasized the sector’s potential to contribute to poverty reduction as its services are consumed at the point of intervention making actors in remote areas can become tourism exporters.

    Hon. Kamuntu, who was accompanied by Uganda’s ambassador to Japan Dr. Betty Okullo Akech and Uganda Tourism Board deputy executive officer Bradford Ochieng, had earlier on attended a tourism ministerial level meeting in Osaka and presided at a cocktail reception for Japanese tour operators in Tokyo. The reception was organized by AVIAREPS-Japan, UTB’s destination marketing partner and booth handler for JATA Expo 2019. He also held a series of one to one business meetings and an interview with Travel Journal Inc.

  • 2019.10.22. Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu attends the enthronement of the new Emperor of Japan

    Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu delivered a heartfelt congratulatory message from H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to their imperial majesties the Emperor and Empress and the fraternal people of Japan on the occasion of accession to the throne- Sukoi no Rei of Emperor Naruhito at a colourful ceremony held at the famous State Hall of the imperial palace in Tokyo on 22nd October 2019.

    Hon. Kamuntu, clad in a multi-coloured and checkered Karimojong nakatukok robe, represented H.E the President at the enthronement ceremonies that included the enthronement ceremony, a state banquet and tea party at the imperial palace and a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Shinzo Abe.

    The ceremonies were attended by hundreds of foreign dignitaries including the UK's Prince Charles and officially marked the beginning of Emperor Naruhito’s reign which was announced in May this year after the abdication of his father, the then-Emperor Akihito and culmination of the reiwa era. (Photo courtesy of the Government of Japan)

  • 2019.10.09. Celebration of the 57th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Uganda in Tokyo, Japan

    H.E. Dr. Betty Grace Akech Okullo, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Tokyo, giving her welcome remarks.

    Mr. Nakatani Shinichi, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Guest of Honour, delivering his speech.

    H.E. Dr. Betty Grace Akech Okullo with Hon. Emiko Takagai, a Member of the House of Councillors and who made the toast for the celebration.

    From left to right: Mr. Nakatani Shinichi, H.E. Dr. Betty Grace Akech Okullo and H.E. Kazuaki Kameda, Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan to Uganda, during the toast.

    Photos courtesy of Mr. Yoshiaki Miura of the Japan Times

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  • 2019.07.17. Official Visit of Hon. State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Godfrey Kiwanda, to Japan

    Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda with H.E. the Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo, Embassy officers and tourism officials at Embassy of Uganda in Tokyo.

  • 2019.04.07-12. Official Visit of H.E. the Vice President of Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, to Japan

    H.E. the Vice President with H.E. the Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo, Ambassador of Uganda to Japan

    H.E. the Vice President with H.E. the Ambassador and Most Ven. Dr. Shinakai Kori, Vice President of Buddhist Summit, in front of the Buddhist Summit Headquarters

    H.E. the Vice President paying respect to the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims.

  • 2019.03.13. Graduation Ceremony at the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center

    Two Ugandan students (Mr. Ilado Tophil and Mr. Sseviiri Eliya) graduated on 13th March 2019 at Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO) Language School. Ms. Teopista Kabahweza, Administrative Attache, represented the Embassy at the graduation function held at JASSO premises. After the Japanese language program, the students will be joining a technical college in Japan for professional technical courses.

  • 2019.03.11. Courtesy Call from the Delegation of the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Kampala Branch

    H.E. the Ambassador with the delegation of the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Kampala Branch, who had paid a business trip to Tokyo from 3rd to 11th March 2019. The delegation visited various business companies in Japan to touch base on possible business partnerships and connections with some Japanese companies in Japan to advance their businesses capacities in Uganda. The delegation was from different business companies in Uganda dealing in different business industries.  Members of the delegation paid a visit to the Embassy and  had a fruitful interactive meeting with H.E the Ambassador on business-related issues between the Japanese and Ugandan private sector.

  • 2019.03.01. Training on the New Ugandan Budgeting System at the Embassy

    (From left to right) H.E. the Ambassador with the team from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda (Mr. Robert Kakooza Ssekate, Ms. Carol Cindy Awachango and Ms. Stella Nekesa), and Embassy Officers (Ms. Teopista Kabahweza, Administrative Attache and Mr. Michael Katungye, Counselor/Accounting Officer).

    The team visited the Embassy between 27th February to 2nd March 2019 to provide capacity building to the Embassy staff on the use and implementation of the new budgeting system of the Government of Uganda.

  • 2019.02.20. Courtesy Call from the Hon. Minister of Agriculture of Uganda and the Commissioner for Crop Inspection and Certification

    H.E. the Ambassador (right) with the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr. Vincent Ssempijja (center), who had paid a courtesy call at the Embassy during his official visit to Japan from 18th to 21st March 2019 to follow up and site visit of an agricultural project proposed to be established in Uganda. Left is the Commissioner for Crop Inspection and Certification, Mr. Paul Mwambu, who accompanied the Hon. Minister.

  • 2019.02.14. Courtesy Call from the Delegation of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards

    H.E. the Ambassador (center) with the delegation of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, who were in Tokyo on consultations with the Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Co. Ltd. (JEVIC) on official matters.

  • 2018.11.27. Scholarship available in Japan

    Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2019

    Deadline: 12:00 GMT, Sunday, 16th December 2018

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  • 2018.10.31. Scholarships available in Japan

    1-GRIPS Master's and Ph.D. Programs Deadline: November 9, 2018 http://www.grips.ac.jp/en/admissions/index/

    2-IRCMS Biomedical Research Fellowship for International Students in Japan, 2019 Deadline: November 12, 2018 http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/about/education.html

    To know more about scholarships available in Japan, please visit: https://www.ug.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/culture_study.html

  • 2018.10.27. The Embassy Attends the Canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez

    Right is the Archbishop of Tokyo Arch Diocese, Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, left is the Ambassador of El Savaldor, H.E Martha Lidia Zalayandia and centre is Administrative Attaché Uganda Embassy Tokyo, Mrs. Teopista Kabahweza at Tokyo Cathedral after the Solemn Mass to celebrate the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez.

  • 2018.10.17. H.E. the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Commissions the Source of Nile New Bridge in Jinja, Uganda

    H.E. the President with the First Lady, the Ambassadors of the Embassy of Uganda to Japan and the Embassy of Japan to Uganda with Ugandan and Japanese Officials.

  • 2018.10.09. 56th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Uganda Celebration at Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan

    (From left to right) Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Guest of Honour - Mr. Yamada Kenji; Minister of State for International Affairs of Uganda - Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, who also delivered a speech during the event; Students from Kanrei Shirayuri Gakuen Elementary School, who sang the National Anthems of Uganda and Japan; and the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan - H.E. Betty Grace Akech Okullo.

     

    (Top left) H.E. Betty Grace Akech Okullo during her Welcome Remarks; (Top right) Mr. Yamada Kenji during the Guest of Honour's Speech; (Bottom left) Adviser to H.E. the President of Uganda, Mr. Iijima Isao during his Congratulatory Address; and Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Mihara Asahiko leading the Toast.

     

    Guests enjoying the sumptuous buffet prepared by Hotel Okura while watching and listening to the performance of the Misoshiru Family Band.

     

    Several flowers from various companies lined up the entrance of the reception hall to congratulate Uganda on its 56th Independence Anniversary.

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  • 2018.09.19 Uganda Business / Investment Seminar in Tokyo-25th September 2018

    Ms. Hope Waira, Senior Investment Promotion Officer of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), will be presenting Uganda's Business Environment and Opportunities (photo courtesy of UNIDO).

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Tokyo Office in partnership with the Embassy will be holding a Uganda Business / Investment Seminar in Tokyo on 25th September 2018 (Tuesday) from 15:00-17:00pm at 1F Annex Hall of the United Nations University Headquarters Building.

    Participation fee is free and the application form can be filled out from this link - https://www.unido.or.jp/coming/6132

    For inquiries, please call Ms. Imazu Shimegatsu of (UNIDO) Tokyo Office at 03-6433-5520.

  • 2018.09.19 Tourism EXPO Japan 2018 - 20th to 23rd September 2018 - Tokyo Big Sight

    Please come and visit the Ugandan booth at the Tourism EXPO Japan from 20th to 23rd September 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight. Know more about Ugandan tourism from Uganda tour operators such as Bic Tours, MICE Uganda, Venture Uganda Travel, Bird Uganda Safaris and Palms Travel Bureau Ltd.

    For more information on the Tourism EXPO, please visit http://www.t-expo.jp/en/

  • 2018.09.10. Meeting with AFRECO

    Photo courtesy of AFRECO

    Source:http://www.afreco.jp/cgi-bin/info_e/news-detail.php?id=65

    H.E.the Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo visited AFRECO and discussed a few matters towards TICAD 7, especially healthcare issues in Uganda. Makerere University and Fukui University have a well established history in this field, which we should continue for the future generation.

  • 2018.06.04. The Official Visit to Japan of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Hon. Sam Kutesa

    The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Uganda and Japan, Hon. Sam Kutesa and Hon. Taro Kono, respectively, held a meeting in Tokyo on 4th June 2018. Hon. Kutesa is on an official visit to Japan from 3rd-8th June 2018 upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan.

    Hon. Kutesa with the Ambassadors of East African countries to Japan (H.E. Betty Grace Akech-Okullo of Uganda, H.E. Solomon Karanja Maina of Kenya, H.E. Venetia Sebudandi of Rwanda and H.E. Mathias Meinrad Chikawe of Tanzania), the Ambassador of Japan to Uganda (H.E. Kazuaki Kameda) and Embassy staff in a luncheon hosted by the Ambassador of Uganda.

    Hon. Kutesa with H.E. Ambassador Akech-Okullo during the briefing session.

    Hon. Kutesa with H.E. Ambassador Akech-Okullo and the staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan.

  • 2018.03.27. The Embassy Congratulates the March 2018 Graduates of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

    Left photo (from left to right): Dr. Edith Namutebi Nsubuga, Mr. Gabriel Etengu and Ms. Bella Murungi Dutki.

    Right photo: Dr. Edith Namutebi Nsubuga.

    Represented by its Financial Attache, Mr. Gabriel Etengu, the Embassy was present at the ceremony at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) on 27th March 2018 where two (2) Ugandan students including Dr. Edith Namutebi Nsubuga who graduated with a PhD in International Development Studies and Ms. Bella Murungi Dutki with a Masters' in Advanced Policy Studies. So far 28 Ugandan Students have graduated in policy-related studies from the same University.

  • 2018.03.26. The Embassy Congratulates the March 2018 Graduates of Meiji University

    Mr. Vialey Lutaaya (left photo) with other Africans living in Japan who gathered to celebrate with him (right photo).

    Represented by its Administrative Attache, Ms. Teopista Kabahweza, the Embassy was present at the Graduation Ceremony of Meiji University at Nippon Budokan on 26th March 2018 which included a Ugandan student, Mr. Vialey Lutaaya.

  • 2018.03.23. Meeting with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan

    H.E. Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo presenting a Ugandan waragi to the Director of International Planning for Construction Industry, Ms. Kazuko Ishigaki.

    H.E. Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo met with the Officials of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan on 23rd March 2018 to discuss Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3rd-4th May 2018.

    The Japan Government through MLIT would like to request the Ministry of Works and Transport Uganda through the Embassy to mobilize relevant Ugandan private companies to attend the Forum where about 20 JAIDA companies are expected to participate and where there will be a business matching session.

  • 2018.03.14. The Embassy Hosts a Dinner for the 4th Batch of Uganda ABE Initiative Students

    H.E. Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo (top photo, left center) and Embassy Officers with the 4th batch of ABE Initiative students.

    The Embassy hosted a dinner for the 4th batch of ABE Initiative students on 14th March 2018. Present during the dinner were Embassy Officials headed by H.E. Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo with Mr. Michael Katungye (Counselor) and Ms. Teopista Kabahweza (Administrative Attache).

  • 2018.03.05 Ugandan Police Force Receives Donated Fire Fighting Truck from Minamiashigara City of Japan

    The Uganda Police Force accepting the donated fire fighting truck from the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda (H.E. Kazuaki Kameda) and AIMEC Chief Executive (Mr. Kosuke Iwai) during the Handover Ceremony on 6th March 2018 in Kampala.

    The Uganda Police Force received the donated fire fighting truck from Minamiashigara City of Japan through the Executives of AIMEC in a handover ceremony held on 6th March 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.  This event was also attended by the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda (H.E. Kazuaki Kameda) and co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diaspora/Protocol Departments) in collaboration with the Uganda Police Force.

    The donation aims to support the people of Uganda in prevention of fire incidences in the country. (Related story: 2017.12.10 Minamiashigara City of Japan Donates a Fire Fighting Truck to the Ugandan Police Force)

  • 2018.02.28 The Embassy Hosts Tour Operators' Seminar

    The Embassy hosted a Tour Operators' Seminar on 28th February 2018 at the Chancery organized by Mr. Shotaro Ogata of UTI Japan Co., Ltd. and the Embassy's Counselor, Mr. Michael Katungye to promote Uganda tourism. The seminar was attended by ten (10) Tour Operators who recognize Uganda's tourism potential.

    H.E. the Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo welcomed the Tour Operators back from their familiarization tour of Uganda and emphasised to the group why Uganda is the best tourist destination for Japanese tourists. She also invited the Tour Operators to prepare Uganda tour packages. Mr. Ogata made a presentation on Uganda through data and photos of the country's beautiful touristic spots. Each Tour Operator was also given chance to talk regarding Uganda's potential as part of their tour packages. Mr. Samuel Mugisha of BIC Tours in Uganda also participated through a video conference call. After the seminar, the group was offered Ugandan snacks which consist of dried pineapples and bananas, chocolate, coffee, tea and waragi.

    The Embassy and the organizers are looking forward to hold more tourism seminars in the future for targeted group of tour operators.

  • 2017.12.10 Minamiashigara City of Japan Donates a Fire Fighting Truck to the Ugandan Police Force

    1st Photo: Amb. Betty Grace Akech-Okullo with the Member of Parliament and Mayor of Minamiashigara City together with other Government Officials at the Fire Fighting Truck Handover Ceremony.

    2nd Photo: The fire fighting truck donated by Minamiashigara City to the Ugandan Police Force.

    Minamiashigara City of Japan donated a Fire Fighting Truck to the Uganda Police Force to support the people of Uganda in prevention of fire incidences in the country.  This donation has been an effort of AIMEC (Association of International Music Exchange for Children) who requested for it from the City Authority. 

    The City Authority in conjunction with AIMEC executive organized the handover ceremony on 10th December 2017 at the Minamiashigara City Office.  H.E. Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo received the truck on behalf of the Government of Uganda and extended appreciation to the Donating City and AIMEC for their effort and commitment to acquire this Truck and for offering to ship it to the Port of Mombasa. 

    The handover ceremony which was hosted by the Mayor of Minamiashigara City, Mr. Kato Shugei, was witnessed by among others, high level leadership of the city which also included two Members of Parliament.

    The replica key was handed over to the Ambassador by the Mayor of Minamiashigara City.  In his speech, the Mayor informed us that the donation of this truck to the people of Uganda was a sign of his desire for the establishment of the people to people relations of the two countries from which further bilateral relations could develop. The Ambassador also made a presentation introducing Uganda as a tourism destination. After the presentation many Japanese including the Mayor were interested in visiting the country at one time.

    AIMEC is visiting Uganda in the first week of March 2018 to officially handover the fire fighting truck to the Ugandan Police Force.

  • 2017.12.03. Stephen Kiprotich Wins 2nd Place at the 71st Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship

    From left to right: Mr. Tatsumasa Oku, Coordinator of Izumisano City Programmes in Uganda; Ms. Christine Kalungi, Uganda Diaspora Japan (UDJ) Member, Mr. Kyeyune Livingstone, UDJ President; Mr. Stephen Kiprotich, 2012 London Summer Olympics Marathon Chamption; and Mr. Jesse Musinguzi, Third Secretary of the Embasy of Uganda in Japan.

    2012 London Summer Olympics Marathon Champion, Mr. Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, won 2nd Place at the 71st Fukuoka International Open Marathon 2017 held in Fukuoka on 3rd December 2017.

    Izumisano City is hosting Ugandan marathon runners for competitions in Japan, more importantly, the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

    Related Link:

    http://www.fukuoka-marathon.com/results/index.php?lang=en&search_by=1&taikai_nth=71

  • 2017.11.21-22. Japan Hosts the 2nd High Quality Infrastructure Dialogue Between Uganda and Japan

    The Signing Ceremony of the agreement of Strategic Mutual Cooperation.

    The 2nd High Quality Infrastructure Dialogue (HQID) was held on 21st and 22nd of November, 2017 at the Ministry of Lands Infrastructure and Tourism (MLIT), Tokyo, Japan.

    Part of the 2-day HQID was the 2nd Private-Public Conference for High Quality Infrastructure held on 21st November 2017. The conference was attended by the Minister and her delegation; the State Minister of MLIT, Hon. Takao Makino; MLIT officers; and companies from Uganda and Japan. It included the signing of the record of meetings in which both ministries agreed on concrete measures to take, in order to execute infrastructure projects in Kampala and Uganda as a whole. It continued with several sessions and ended with a business-to-business matching session where Ugandan private sector companies tried to forge partnerships with Japanese counterparts.

    The second part of the HQID on 22nd November 2017 began with a brief presentation at MLIT conveying the success stories of the Japanese Private Public Partnerships in road construction and infrastructure development. Later on, an excursion was organized to the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, where the delegation was shown the flood control mechanisms of Tokyo. Flood safety mechanisms were also illustrated and explained. The delegation was then privileged to visit some of the facilities and see firsthand how they work. The delegation’s next excursion was at the Sakai Heavy Industries in Kanagawa prefecture, where the delegation was given a brief tour of the facilities and shown their latest machinery.

  • 2017.11.20. Ugandan PhD Student of Tokyo University Wins the Green Talents Competition 2017 in Germany

    Ms. Precious Akampumuza, a Ugandan PhD student of Tokyo University, was selected to be one of the outstanding young researchers with potential in sustainable development, the winner of the Green Talents Competition 2017.

    The prestigious award was given by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany.

    Ms. Akampumuza is a doctoral degree student of the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS–GLI), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences in Tokyo University.

    Her research focuses on the effect of climate change on incidences of infectious diseases in Eastern Africa. The jury recognised a great deal of value in her research, especially given the potential benefit it can provide for decision-makers in Uganda.

    Related Links:

    http://www.sustainability.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/news_back/4630.html

    http://www.greentalents.de/precious-akampumuza.php

  • 2017.11.11-12. SEISA Africa Asia Bridge 2017

    H.E. Ambassador Betty Grace Akech Okullo (left) at the opening ceremony.

    The Embassy participated in SEISA Africa Asia Bridge 2017 at Joseonakakyo Senior High School, Yokohama on 11th-12th November 2017.

    The international exchange event aims to become a "bridge" to connect countries with each other. One of the activities during the event was the presentation of participating countries where H.E. the Ambassador presented information about Uganda, its touristic features, economy and bilateral relations with Japan.

  • 2017.10.24. The Embassy Hosts the African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) Monthly Meeting for the Month of October

    The Embassy hosted the ADC Monthly Meeting for the month of October on 24th October 2017. Aside from the regular meeting agenda, a company called Teikoku-Shoin Co. Ltd. made a presentation. The company produces atlases for global understanding. They collect information about the countries to include in the atlases. The atlases are called collectively as "Door" which means "open your doors to the world".

  • 2017.10.14-15. CHIMERA Games Vol. 4

    Mr. Ousmane Sankhon, a Guinean tv personality based and famous in Japan, visited the Ugandan booth.

    The Embassy participated in CHIMERA Games Vol. 4 in Odaiba on 7th-9th October 2017.

    The event was organized by CHIMERA Union, which aims to support people to encounter diverse cultures and values, integrate mutually by providing real experiences and develop sustainable connection by building framework to allow these activities continuously. While the main showcase of the event was extreme sports, Embassies were also invited to exhibit to promote tourism and their diverse cultures.

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