Japan set to introduce direct flights to Kenya, increase business

Japan is exploring possibilities of the commencing of direct flights between Tokyo to Nairobi.

Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Okaniwa Ken revealed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula.

He noted that Kenya is a great business partner saying that Japan is open for exchange programmes among Members of Parliament in the two Houses.

Ken said he was delighted for the opportunity to meet and engage Wetangula on various matters including; manufacturing sector, climate change, waste management systems and Japan-Kenya exchange programme in technical skills and expertise.

“I congratulate you for the just concluded general elections in Kenya and for your election as the Speaker of the House,” said Ambassador Okaniwa.

Speaker Wetang’ula acknowledged the huge contribution made by the Japanese government in the development sector including, technology, infrastructure and motorcycle.

“Japan is an advanced market economy and there is a lot we can benchmark and collaborate between the two countries”, Said Speaker Wetang’ula.

He particularly appreciated the role played by the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) in creating a forum for exchange of ideas and learning for countries across the world.

Japan has a bicameral Legislative System known as the National Diet.

The Diet consists of an Upper House-the House of Councilors and a Lower House-the House of Representatives and is the sole law-making organ of the State.S

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