The Kenya-Japan Business Forum, which took place at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Headquarters, served as a pivotal event in enhancing the economic relationship between Kenya and Japan.

This significant occasion underscored the dedication of both countries to promote trade, investment, and bilateral cooperation, with the goal of uncovering new business prospects and reinforcing existing connections.

The forum was honored with the presence of esteemed leaders and delegates from both nations, underlining the event’s significance. It was led by His Excellency William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya, and Mr. Kiyoto Tsuji, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who represented the Japanese government. Their participation underscored Japan’s eagerness to deepen economic ties with Kenya and seek new opportunities for collaboration across diverse sectors.

Dr. Erick Rutto, Chamber President, spearheaded the delegation from the Kenyan private sector, illustrating the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (KNCCI) commitment to fostering business growth, advocating for a favorable business climate, and showcasing Kenyan enterprises on an international platform.

Objectives Achieved

The forum successfully achieved its goals to:

  • Elevate bilateral trade relations between Kenya and Japan.
  • Identify and deliberate on investment opportunities accessible to businesses from both countries.

Networking sessions offered valuable opportunities for Kenyan and Japanese businesses to interact directly and explore potential partnerships.