Greetings from the Head of Mission

Ambassador Takeda

Dear Readers,

I welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Japan in Gaborone / Botswana. I appreciate your interest in the work of the Embassy and other Japanese institutions in Botswana.

More than ten years have passed since our Embassy was established in January 2008. Since its opening, the Embassy of Japan has endeavoured to strengthen the ties between Japan and Botswana as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and to promote a better understanding of Japan.

Botswana and Japan enjoy a long standing relationship. Since 1966, Botswana and Japan entered in a solid partnership underpinned by shared fundamental values of democracy, human rights and rule of law. In today's world, it is difficult for one country alone to deal with all the global challenges in a successful way. Therefore we are ready to cooperate with Botswana and the SADC towards the deepening of our relations.

The staff of the Embassy wishes to contribute to this task and for this reason they move around Gaborone and around Botswana preparing the projects of our cooperation as well as interacting to know more and better this beautiful country and its people.

Our staff is at your disposal to help you better understand what Japan does in Botswana and in the world. It is my hope that you will find our website useful and informative. Should you need more information or have any suggestions on how we might improve our information on offer, please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy. Your opinion matters to us.

With my best regards,

Kozo Takeda