A message from Japanese Ambassado to the Republic of Ghana

H.E. Mr. MOCHIZUKI Hisanobu Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana

As a new Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, I am happy to introduce myself.
I arrived in Ghana on November 18, 2021.
This is my second assignment to Ghana after almost 10 years. My wife and I have a lot of friends in Ghana, and we are excited about returning to Ghana.
Thinking back then, various thoughts are revived, such as High Royal Highness the Crown Prince’s visit to Ghana and the charity event that Japanese society united after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The Crown Prince at that time was crowned His Majesty the Emperor in 2019.
Ghana is not only the one of the world's leading producers of cocoa beans, but a very important country with regard to Japan’s diplomatic relations.
In 1979, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) was established in Ghana where Dr. Hideyo Noguchi passed away while researching yellow fever. Today, NMIMR plays an important role as a center for infectious disease research on the African continent. I would like to work on strengthening cooperation with Ghana in order to promote Japan's global health strategy together with NMIMR.
Also, over the last 10 years, the number of Japanese companies investing in Ghana has doubled, and some are engaged in diversified and innovative business. As Japanese Ambassador, I am determined to make effort to further enhance Japan-Ghana economic relations.
I understand that the people living in Ghana have had a tough time since last year because of COVID19 pandemic all over the world. Believing that we will be able to return to normal life soon, all the Embassy staff will work to ensure that every resident in Ghana can live safely.
With warm regards,
Ambassador of Japan