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  • 14 Jul 2021 22:21 | Katsura Ogishima (Administrator)

    Dear SACCJ Members,

    We would like to inform you that Bradley Phillip Brouwer,  the Head of Global Trade at South African Tourism and a valued member of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) team, passed away on 8 July 2021.

    You are invited to the virtual memorial service in loving memory of Bradley Phillip Brouwer (20 August 1965 – 08 July 2021)

    Please join us as we remember and celebrate his life.

    Date:  Thursday, 15 July 2021

    Time: 18:00 – 20:00 JP Time / 11:00 - 13:00 SA Time

    Zoom:       Passcode: 414944

    If you had any difficulties connecting to it, please try the link below.


    Passcode: 414944

  • 28 Jun 2021 20:47 | Anonymous


    The SACCJ would like to convey their deep gratitude to Debbie Chaplin and her time served as the SACCJ Secretary General. During her time in this position, Ms. Chaplin served the SACCJ and its members with distinction. The SACCJ wishes her luck in her future endeavors in South Africa and will always welcome her as a member.

    The SACCJ would also like to extend their welcome to the new Secretary General, Jeniffer Chaplin. Mrs. Chaplin is a Brazilian-American English teacher in Saitama married to a South African. Having spent most of her adult life in various countries including the U.S., China, France, South Africa, and Japan, Jeniffer can be labelled as a global citizen with extensive exposure in a variety of cultures and languages. Jeniffer graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor degree in French and Mandarin Chinese, and received her Masters degree in Business Administration from Doshisha Business School in Kyoto in 2019.

    Mrs. Chaplin is eager to assist the SACCJ in building a strong and long-lasting Japanese-African connection. 

  • 23 Jun 2021 17:19 | Anonymous

    AFRI CONVERSE 2021#4 COVID-19: A Wake-up Call For Africa’s Ingenuity, Productivity, and Capacity

    The COVID-19 pandemic is a defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge the world has faced since the World War II. Countries have raced to slow the spread of the disease by testing and treating patients, carrying out contact tracing, limiting travel, quarantining citizens, and cancelling large gatherings. A year on, as of the beginning of 2021, the virus had infected over 2.5 million people in Africa and claimed over 60,000 lives.

    The session will examine the impact of COVID-19 in Africa, its coping mechanism, collaborative response applied and homegrown solutions which have been emerged and enhanced through the waves of the pandemic.

    Date: 25th June 2021 18:30-20:00 (JPN)/ 12:30-14:00 (Ethiopia)

    18:30~18:35 Introduction

    18:35~19:05 Primary presentation by each speaker

    19:05~19:30 Interaction with a moderator

    19:30~20:00 Q&A

    - Venue: Online(Zoom)

    - Participation: Free

    - Language: English (no interpretation provided)

    - Presented by JICA and UNDP

    Registration: Required from the website below.

  • 15 Jun 2021 22:25 | Anonymous

    On the 10th of June Team South Africa unveiled the kit the team will wearing at the Tokyo Games.

    The broadcast of this event can be viewed HERE.

  • 15 Jun 2021 14:20 | Anonymous

    Africa Dialogue Series 2021
    Online Event on “Boosting Africa’s Transformative Power of Tourism”
    Harnessing Technology & Innovation, Youth & Women Entrepreneurship
    Follow-up Event to the Africa Dialogue Series 2021, building towards TICAD 8 in Tunis, 2022

    As a follow-up to Africa Dialogue Series 2021, this event will feed into the global discussions on the preparation of TICAD8, aiming at scaling up the international community’s collective support to Africa’s recovery and building back better.  Further information on the background of this event can be read HERE.

    Event details are as follows:

    Date: Monday, 21 June 2021

    Time: 10:00pm - 00:00am JST (9:00am - 11:00am EDT)

    Venue: Virtual Zoom Meeting


    The co-organizers of this event include, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the UN, UN-OSAA, AU, UNDP, WB.

  • 8 Jun 2021 19:42 | Anonymous

    The SACCJ's second online General Assembly (GA), held on May 12th, was featured in the Times Gallery May Edition, managed by Sustainable Japan. 

    Take a look at the attendees over HERE.

  • 8 Jun 2021 18:55 | Anonymous


    According to experts, the Southern Ground Hornbill is a rare species that has been designated endangered.  It is known to mainly inhabit South Africa, but in August last year, it was spotted in a residential area in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture.

    More on the fascinating sighting of this carnivorous bird can be read HERE.

  • 28 May 2021 14:52 | Anonymous

    *Photo: TeamSA

    The first squad of athletes to represent Team SA in athletics, climbing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey (men and women), sailing and surfing at the Tokyo Olympics has been announced with just 57 days to go before the start of the Olympics.

    This is the first announcement as Team SA is sending a large squad to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games.

    The names of the athletes for each sport can be read HERE.

  • 26 May 2021 08:04 | Anonymous

    *Photo: Getty Images

    South African, Shaun Norris, won his 5th title on the Japan Golf Tour on May 23rd in a three-way play-off with Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent and Japan's Tomoharu Otsuki.

    More on how the play-off unfolded can be read HERE.

  • 26 May 2021 07:52 | Anonymous

    *Photo: Robert Deaves

    If all goes according to plan, South Africa will have two boats in the Olympic sailing programme in Tokyo this year.  More can be read on the teams progress HERE.  


The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan was established in 2008 to promote trade and commerce as well as enhance friendship and cultural understanding between the two nations. The SACCJ strives to be a reliable first point of contact for businesses and individuals related to South Africa in Japan, and to provide our members with access to a wealth of information and contacts to assist in their projects, ventures and businesses.



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