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  • 7 Feb 2021 15:30 | Anonymous


    OxERA, Oxygen-Efficient Respiratory Aid, a health product enhancing the current standard oxygen therapy via face masks.  A simple, efficient, portable and cost-effective device that delivers consistently high levels of oxygen to COVID-19 patients, has been invented by a group of volunteers comprising of doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs based in East London, South Africa.

    More information on this approved Health Product can be read here.

  • 7 Feb 2021 15:15 | Anonymous


    With the start of the new year, came the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, presenting enormous business opportunities for the Pan-African Private Sector, SMEs, Women and Youths.

    54 out of the 55 African Union Member States have signed and 31 of those States have ratified the agreement thus far.

    Dr. Amany Asfour, Interim Chair Person of the African Business Council stated, “The AfCFTA gives us an opportunity to drive our agenda.  For many years, the African business community has been individualistic in driving the continent’s agenda.  It is an opportunity for us as the African Business Council to come together and support the implementation of the AfCFTA.  We are a united voice, and we can do this together”.

    More information on the AfCFTA can be read here.

  • 7 Feb 2021 15:00 | Anonymous

    In November 2020, the Japan Platform for Migrant Workers toward Responsible and Inclusive Society, JP-MIRAI, was launched by JICA and the ASSC.  The platform aims to resolve labour and social issues faced by migrant workers in Japan with the intention of presenting Japan as a trusted and chosen destination for global job-seekers. 

    More information about the establishment and goals of the platform can be read here.

  • 25 Jan 2021 18:00 | Anonymous

    In the 20th edition of the Min-On's Music Journey, you will be taken on a journey across The Republic of South Africa.

    Min-On explores the charm, the wonders of its nature, culture, music, the cities and the South African Bush.

    The journey is ended off with the music of Beauty, Love, Global and Homegrown talent that South Africa has to offer in the form of four recommendations put forward by the SA Embassy in Japan:

    1.     Ubuhle (Beauty) by 047 from the Eastern Cape.

    2.     Tornado: I Still Love It by Amawele Ka Mamtshawe, a group of cousins of the same age.

    3.     The Grammy Award winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

    4.     A display of the ever-present talent in the local communities embodied in The House of Grace.

    Read more about the journey in English or in Japanese.

  • 13 Dec 2020 23:13 | Anonymous


    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) reported a successful visit by Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi.  Mr Motegi said in his talks with Dr. Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s minister of international relations and cooperation, that Japanese companies have resumed full-fledged operations in South Africa following a suspension due to the pandemic.

    Minister Motegi said that he and Minister Pandor held very fruitful exchanges of views and that he hoped to deepen the cooperation leading up to TICAD8, in Tunisa 2022, to promote business relations and people-to-people exchanges with South Africa, and to cooperate to achieve a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”

    Further details of the visit can be found at MOFA and the Japan Times.

  • 6 Dec 2020 13:22 | Anonymous

    Japan foreign minister to visit 4 African countries next week - The Mainichi


    As reported in Japan Today, the Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, plans to visit Tunisia, Mozambique, South Africa and Mauritius this week to discuss strengthening post-coronavirus business ties.

    The Foreign Minister's trip will commence on December 8th and last until December 14th.

    More information can be read here.

  • 25 Nov 2020 21:46 | Anonymous

    The South Africa Investment Conference 2020 was held on the 17th and 18th of November.  The conference was hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa and Online.  A number of companies across various sectors and originating from multiple nations, including Japan, have pledged toward this Investment Drive.  More information on this conference can be accessed at South Africa Investment Conference 2020.

    The opening address by the President of South Africa can be viewed here.

    The full event including the investment announcements can be viewed here

  • 24 Nov 2020 19:58 | Anonymous

    The SACCJ is proud to announce that our Corporate Member, Rio Tinto will host the event “Clean Growth - Enablers for a Low Carbon Economy” on Tuesday, 8 December.

    Originally scheduled for February 2020 as part of UK in Japan Clean Growth GREAT Week, the Forum will now be held online in the interest of protecting your health and safety.

    Date and Time: 16:00 - 18:00, Tuesday, 8 December 2020

    Event Format: Online conference by Zoom

    Languages: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

    Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)

    Please register on the Registration Page .

    Further information can be found in the attached document.

  • 24 Nov 2020 19:26 | Anonymous

    While our travels have been restricted in 2020,  has found a way to bring African Safaris, specifically from South Africa and Kenya, to the comfort of our sofas and our office chairs.  They currently broadcast LIVE safaris twice a day at 12:30 JST (5:30 – 09:30 CAT) and 22:30 JST (15:30 – 19: 00 CAT).  More information and the link to the free live stream can be accessed at

  • 24 Nov 2020 19:22 | Anonymous

    The South African government has put together a plan to assist Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) during the pandemic.  As the country works to support the economy during the epidemic, the Debt Relief and the Business Growth Scheme has been formulated to provide relief and support for eligible SMMEs covering Business, Agriculture, Tourism, Tax, Loans, Social Grants and Employee assistance as outlined in the attached document


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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