New Japanese Ambassador presents credentials

The new ambassador shakes hands with the President of Dominica . Photo credit: GIS
The new ambassador shakes hands with the President of Dominica . Photo credit: GIS

On Thursday, September 24th, Dominica welcomes Japan’s new Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada.

He presented his credentials to Dominica’s President, His Excellency, Charles Savarin.

President Savarin, on the occasion expressed his expectation that Dominica and Japan will continue to build on the good work already established by previous Ambassadors.

He says Dominica over the years has benefitted immensely from Japan including recent interventions for Tropical Storm Erika relief.

“I would like to express the appreciation of the Government and people of Dominica for the tremendous assistance extended to Dominica under the Japan Overseas Development Assistance [Programme], the Grassroots Human Security Project, the Fisheries Grant Aid Programme, and Japan’s Grant Aid for Provisions of Industrial Products including the provision of technical experts and training opportunities for Dominican nationals.

“I note in particular your country’s quick expression of concern and condolences and offer of assistance in the wake of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.”

The new Ambassador says he had a chance to witness some of the storm damage on his way from the airport.

He promised Japan’s continued support in Dominica’s recovery and reconstruction efforts.

While here in Dominica, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada will present three major projects to the three institutions on the island.

A dormitory for people with disabilities to be grant funded through the Grassroots Human Security Project; a cafeteria renovation and retaining wall construction project for the Christian Union Primary School, and a Community High School renovation project were listed.

President Savarin also stated, “I welcome the news that Government took a decision in February 2014 to launch the Japan/World Bank Risk Management joint programme which aims to improve disaster risk management in developing countries.”

He added his hopes for the two countries to explore other avenues for cooperation and development, especially in geothermal development.

Dominica and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1978. His Excellency Okada replaces his Excellency Yoshimasa Tezuka.

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  1. 4-cars
    September 27, 2015

    When is Putin coming to see his small colony? :twisted: :twisted:

  2. ma$termind
    September 26, 2015

    Oh wow!! Well that’s an INTERESTING twist of thoughts right there!

  3. The Real Facts
    September 25, 2015

    Welcome to the New Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada. May your stay be an enjoyable one.
    I suppose his wife is in the background. Mention was not made about her. Welcome to Dominica Mrs. Okada. May your stay likewise be an enjoyable one. we are happy to have you both in Dominica.
    If there is something I love is to see people getting along with each other. This is done by most governments of different nations who come together as friends. So you see, we can get along if only people make up their minds to do so, especially when conducting business with each other.
    We are people of different nationalities, culture, race and status, all possessing their individual characteristic and personality traits. Yet we can interact with and get along. This is something for some people who find it difficult to get along with others especially when they do not share the same political views to learn. It projects maturity. So much more could be stated.

    • Titiwi
      September 28, 2015

      Get yourself an education Facts before you speak Facts. The Japanese embassy responsible for Dominica is located in Trinidad & Tobago. We are not significant enough to warrant a permanent Japanese diplomatic establishment of our own. If you want a visa for Japan , you must first travel to T&T and there is not even a direct service for that from Dominica.

  4. Titiwi
    September 25, 2015

    Blast man!….for a moment I thought the message says new Japanese Ambassador present credit card.

      September 26, 2015

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: that was a good one, still have me :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • cold hearted
      September 28, 2015

      loool :lol: :lol:

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