Inter Media Japan connects foreign countries and businesses to Japanese counterparts, not only on the pages of JAPAN and the WORLD magazine, but also by organizing events. The bilateral dinner titled “TICAD VI, what’s next?” for African ambassadors, representatives of the Japanese government and private sector, took place at Two Rooms on the 18th of October.
The main aim of the event was to bring together parties involved in the realization of TICAD VI, therefore, deepening the synergies between Japanese and African relationships.
The event was well attended by prominent guests from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Mr. Shunsuke Takei, Vice Minister of MoFA; Member of the Upper House of Representatives, Mr. Ichiro Aisawa; Director General of African Affairs of MoFA, Mr. Norio Maruyama; and Vice President of JICA, Mr. Kenichi Tomiyoshi. In addition, the ambassadors of the following African countries participated: Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ghana, Liberia, Mauritania and also several members from the private sector.
In his speech, Mr. Maruyama said that for the first time, he has seen Prime Minister Abe spending so much time with African ambassadors to talk about investment opportunities and culture, eventually leading to mutual understanding. “So we also talk about our friendship, our relationship and how we can get better, TICAD VI and other meetings, such as this dinner, is a great opportunity” he added.
After 4 years of specializing in diplomatic needs and bilateral solutions for Japan and diplomatic missions based in Tokyo, Inter Media Japan is expanding to South East Asian countries in order to strengthen even more mutual understanding between people, culture and businesses of Asia and Africa. This will give our partners and clients greater visibility and awareness in the region. Bilateral events are just one way of doing it. Other services that facilitate mutual understanding are: nation and regional branding, visual communication, PR, and print and digital communication. Inter Media Japan’s work is supported by many officials from both private and public sectors.
During the event, the Ambassador of Djibouti to Japan, Mr. Ahmed Araita expressed that Inter Media Japan should continue its mission in bringing Japan closer to the African continent, congratulating the company’s achievements so far.