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  • 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

    Registration: https://undp.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BAcpAb_3Qw-8T_8FeaHbMw

    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

    *Photo: https://www.fnn.jp/articles/gallery/190668?image=2

    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.  


  • 26 May 2021 06:34 | Anonymous


    May 16th marked 100 days to the Tokyo Paralympics.  The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) together with its sponsors and well decorated Team South Africa Para-athletes, celebrated the 100-days to go milestone before the Tokyo Paralympics, at an event held at the Olympic House. 

    SASCOC President, Mr Barry Hendricks, and the Chef De Mission for Team South Africa at the Paralympic Games, Leon Fleiser, were two of the speakers addressing the attendees.  More information can be read HERE.

    Watch how Team SA will be #bringingbackubuntu HERE.

  • 22 May 2021 17:01 | Anonymous


    Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, set out the Department’s future strategic focus at Budget Vote 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa on the 18th of May.

    Toyota and NTT are amongst the projects announced as listed in the highlights above.

    The full speech delivered at Budget Vote 2021 by Minister Ebrahim Patel, can be read HERE.

  • 7 May 2021 05:26 | Anonymous

    image: https://www8.cao.go.jp/shokun/en/orders-of-the-rising-sun.html

    Conferment of Decoration, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.

    On the 29th of April 2021, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the Reiwa 3 Spring Conferment of Decorations:

    The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.

    Mr. Ian Michael Scher, a recipient from Johannesburg, Gauteng in the Republic of South Africa,

    * Contributed to promoting friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of South Africa through disaster relief

    * Founder Member and CEO of Rescue South Africa

    * Former Head of the Rescue Team from South Africa to Great East Japan Earthquake

    The official listing can be found on page 11 of the 2021 Spring Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals.

    Further information on the work conducted by the team that Mr Scher led can be read HERE.

  • 7 May 2021 02:58 | Anonymous


    The TV program, Ambassador's Feast broadcasting the interview with The South African Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Mr Lulama Smuts Ngonyama, was first aired on MX TV on Saturday the 17th of April 2021. 

    The program was well received and popular, and as a result, it will be rebroadcast this weekend, Saturday the 8th of May 2021 from 21h00 - 21h30.

    The interview can also be viewed on demand HERE.

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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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