Kenya has appointed the President of Toyota Tsusho Corporation Jun Karube as Honorary Consul in Nagoya City, Japan.
Nagoya is a leading economic city in Japan’s central region of Honshu.
The decision to establish a Consulate in Nagoya is in line with Kenya’s economic diplomacy, which aims to strengthen trade and investment ties in its foreign relations.
In a statement Deputy President William Ruto, who is attending the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, said that in recognition of the importance of Kenya-Japan relations and considering Mr Karube’s dedication to strengthen these ties, Kenya has appointed him to represent the country in Nagoya and its environs.
Mr Ruto said Kenya has bestowed its trust and confidence on Mr Karube to promote its interests within that area.
Nagoya is Japan’s main central international trade base handling almost 20 per cent of the country’s exports and imports valued at about Sh14 trillion.
Mr Karube thanked the government and people of Kenya and assured of his commitment to represent the country.