THE EMBASSY

The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Tokyo, which holds diplomatic accreditation to Japan, South Korea, and Timor-Leste, has expressed its Vision and Mission statements as follows:

Vision Statement: “A Secure, Peaceful, and Prosperous Ugandan Society”

Mission Statement: “To Promote and Protect Uganda’s National Interests in Japan, South Korea, and Timor-Leste”

 

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This is to inform that the new address for the Chancery of the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda is as follows:

3F Nogizaka Forest, 9-6-44 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

Tel: +81 (03) 6384 5516; Fax: +81 (03) 6384 5517

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • 2023.10.13 THE EMBASSY CELEBRATES 61ST ANNIVERSARY OF UGANDA'S INDEPENDENCE AT THE OKURA TOKYO

    The Ambassador, H.E. Kaahwa Tophace, welcomed guests and reiterated Uganda's unwavering commitment to deepen and broaden cordial bilateral diplomatic relations with Japan.

    The Embassy hosted a reception at The Okura Tokyo on 13th October, 2023 to celebrate the 61st anniversary Uganda's Independence on 9th October under the theme “Sustaining a United and Progressive Nation. Taking charge of our future as a free Nation.” This year's anniversary also marked 61 years since Uganda established diplomatic relations with Japan.

    The Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Hon. Fukazawa Yoichi, delivered congratulatory remarks and a Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dr. Makishima Karen, offered the celebratory toast.

    • 2023.03.29 SIGNING OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE EMBASSY AND EARTH INFINITY CO. LTD.

      On 29th March 2023, the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan through the Ambassador- H.E. Kaahwa Tophace and Earth Infinity Co. Ltd., through the Representative Director- Mr. Koichi Hamada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on reinforcing and developing mutual business relationships and collaboration between both parties.

      It is envisaged once successfully implemented, the MOU will facilitate establishment of a stable and highly cost-saving system to supply power to approximately 50,000 households in rural areas of Uganda and provide technical and professional advice on installation of solar panels and storage batteries under the Rural Electricity Strategic Plan (RESP).

    • 2023.02.14 WORKING VISIT TO JAPAN OF THE PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF ICT & NATIONAL GUIDANCE

      The Head of Mission- Amb. Kaahwa Tophace met with the Ugandan delegation headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance- Dr. Aminah Zawedde on Tuesday, 14th February 2023 at Uganda Mission in Tokyo. The Ugandan delegation is in Japan upon the invitation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Uganda to learn about Japanese ICT and to strengthen cooperation between Uganda and Japan while harnessing the huge human capital potential among Ugandan youths in the ICT field. The Mission expressed its support in this project which is envisaged to provide innovative solutions to tackle unemployment.

    • 2023.02.12 KIX SENSHU INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2023

      Uganda marathon runners- Mr. Ayeko Nathan and Ms. Chelangat Priscilla- bagged silver and bronze, respectively, at the Men’s and Women’s division of the KIX Senshu International Marathon held on Sunday, 12th February 2023 in Izumisano, Japan. Mr. Walter Oyoo and Ms. Agnes Oroma also completed the race in their respective divisions. Officials from the Embassy were present to support and cheer the Ugandan athletes.

    • 2022.12.12 IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL FAIR 2022

      The Ambassador with the Governor of Tokyo

      The Mission participated at the Ikebana International Fair 2022 on 12th December 2022 which was graced by His Imperial Highness Princess Takamado and the Governor of Tokyo, Ms. Yuriko Koike. The Mission showcased Ugandan culture, arts and products to promote Uganda to guests. The Fair is an annual charity and fundraising event whose proceeds go to the areas affected by natural disasters in Japan.

    • 2022.12.02 DEPLOYMENT OF PEARLAFRICASAT-1

      The Mission closely monitored and coordinated the successful delivery of Uganda’s first satellite project named “PearlAfricaSat-1”. Deployment by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was held on 2nd December, 2022. The satellite is aimed at solving the following pertinent problems that Uganda is facing at the moment: land use and cover, crop health, arable land and harvest estimation, water quality to address clean water access issues, soil fertility measurement, address landslides, solar illumination, weather and disaster monitoring, oil pipeline monitoring, among others.

      The Mission also officiated at the graduation of the three Ugandan engineers namely: Mr. Bonny Omara, Mr. Edgar Mujuni and Mr. Derrick Tebusweke, who were successful in designing, building, testing and launching Uganda’s first satellite (PearlAfricaSat-1) following an MOU between Uganda’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) and Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) Japan on 26th September 2022.

    • 2022.12.01 UGANDA-JAPAN BUSINESS FORUM

      The Mission and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization - Investment and Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO ITPO), Tokyo jointly organized the Uganda-Japan Business Forum held on 1st December, 2022 at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel Shibuya with the theme, "Boosting Economic Recovery and Enterprise Resilience through Sustainable Business Linkages” to promote business and investment in Japan Uganda.

      The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, graced the occasion with a keynote address and panel discussion alongside with the Director General of Uganda Investment Authority, the Executive Director of Uganda Free Zones Authority, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Sapporo and the President of Smileyearth Corporation (a Japanese company which imports organic cotton from Uganda).

      The Business Forum highlighted the perks of doing business in Uganda, including entrepreneurship, success, challenges, and potential with the actual voices from the ground.

      A networking session and reception followed suit with a coffee cupping event conducted by Inspire Africa Establishments Ltd.

    • 2022.11.28-12.01 RT. HON. PRIME MINISTER’S WORKING VISIT TO JAPAN

      Photo courtesy of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda

      The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister represented Uganda in the 1st Asia Pacific Africa Women’s Economic Exchange Summit held on 28th November to 1st December 2022 with the theme “To cope with food crises for the future of children”. The key outcome was the drafting of a Communique aimed at addressing the long-standing challenges that impede countries to increase agricultural production and productivity through responding to the changing climatic conditions which are affecting food security in most parts of the world.

    • 2022.11.28-29 SITE VISITS IN TOKYO AND OSAKA

      As a prelude to the Uganda-Japan Business Forum on 1st December 2022, the Ugandan delegation visited Japanese companies in Tokyo and Osaka from 28th to 29th November 2022: Tokyo Boeki Medisys (Medical); NEC Corporation (Electronics); Kett Electric Laboratory Co.Ltd. (Agricultural Electric Equipment); Nishimura Machine Works (Food Processing company in Osaka). They also met with the Japan Association for 2025 Kansai Expo Osaka and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The team consisted of- Members of Parliament, Director for International Economic Cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General of Uganda Investment Authority, and the Executive Director of Uganda Free Zones Authority- who were part of the delegation of Rt. Hon. Prime Minister’s visit to Japan.

    • 2022.10.12-14 WORLD SPECIALTY COFFEE CONFERENCE EXHIBITION 2022

      The Mission facilitated the participation of Uganda Coffee Development Authority and four coffee companies in Uganda and Japan (Gorilla Conservation Coffee, Mara Agribusiness Ltd., Gorilla Highlands Coffee, and Crystal Coffee) at the World Specialty Coffee Conference Exhibition 2022 held at Tokyo Big Sight from 12th to 14th October 2022 hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ). SCAJ raises awareness and deepens understanding of Specialty Coffee among Japanese consumers and coffee growers around the world. It seeks to spread and publicize systematic knowledge of and practices in coffee processes from cultivation to the cup and to expand coffee consumption while embracing the application of these efforts to the further development of the coffee culture of Japan, its contributions to the global Specialty Coffee movement and the improvement of the natural environment and standards of living in the coffee-producing countries.

    NOTICE TO ALL EXPORTERS, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES

    2024.03.27- PVOC Emergency Procurement (Link)

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    NOTICE ON UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY (UWA) CONSERVATION TARIFF

    Effective July 2024 to June 2026 (Link)

     

    INFORMATION ON VISA APPLICATION

    Visa applications are now being processed online by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uganda. Please apply using the following link: https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug/

    Link to List of Visa-Exempt Countries

    For inquiries, please email or call the Embassy.

     

    NOTICE ON UGANDAN PASSPORTS

    2024.05.07- Clarity on Replacement of LOST Passports by Ugandans in the Diaspora (Link)

    2023.03.29- Upgrade of the EAC e-Passport to Polycarbonate (Link)

     

    INFORMATION ON SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN JAPAN

    Link for scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

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