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One month until TICAD VI: First conference in Africa - Featuring one of the largest Japan Fairs to date, with 100 exhibitors from industry, government and academia-

Jul 29, 2016

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is holding Japan Fair as a side event of the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD Ⅵ). Joined by around 100 companies and organizations from Japanese industry, government and academia, this will be one of the largest Japan Fairs we have held in Africa to date, something we believe is symbolic of the growing momentum behind Africa-related business seen in Japan.

For the sustainable development of Africa, TICAD has advocated the importance of African ownership (self-reliance) as well as international partnership. Priority is particularly placed on growth led by the private sector. In line with this, we have gathered exhibitors of Japan Fair from various fields in which Japan can be expected to contribute to Africa, such as infrastructure, food value chains, climate change and health issues, so that they may introduce their excellent technologies, products and services.

Highlights are as follows

  1. A wide range of products and services which can contribute to improving the health and hygienic environment and infection control measures including for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. In particular, many kinds of actual medical devices for inspection and clinic cars will be displayed.
  2. Proposing solutions for common problems related to urbanization and fostering human resources by utilizing the country’s strengths in an “all-Japan” effort which transcends the boundaries of individual fields.
  3. 26 SMEs possessing excellent technologies will participate in this fair.
  4. Other excellent products: services such as e-money and POS systems tailored to the needs of local communities; highly durable consumer goods, processed food and beverages geared as inclusive business.

Even in the midst of concerns which have affected the business environment, such as those over falling international resource prices and outbreaks of infectious disease, the significance of Africa for Japan from the mid to long-term perspective remains unchanged. Prior to TICAD Ⅵ, we at JETRO opened a new office in Ethiopia this July, our seventh office in Africa. The establishment of JETRO Addis Ababa is the starting line from which we will further strengthen business support systems in Africa. We sincerely hope that this exhibition will be an effective opportunity to show ways in which Africa can benefit from the experience accumulated in Japan, and further, that it will accelerate business relations between our two regions. Please find the link below to the Exhibitor Catalogue of Japan Fair. This is a directory of the 100 Japanese companies and organizations participating in the fair, each of which is eager to conduct business in Africa.


  • Name: The 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD Ⅵ)
  • Date: August 27 (Sat.) – 28 (Sun), 2016 (two consecutive days)
  • Venue: The Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Site officiel: link

Japan Fair, Japan-Africa EXPO at TICAD Ⅵ

  • Date: August 27 (Sat.) – 28 (Sun), 2016 (two consecutive days)
  • Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO
  • Supported by:
    • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
    • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
    • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Scale: 2,400 m2 (site area)
  • 96 Exhibitors as of July 29

Exhibitor Catalogue of Japan Fair

84 private companies including 26 SMEs, eight government agencies, government-affiliated organizations and local governments and four institutions

Exhibition categories:
  • Quality Infrastructure Development
  • Food Value Chain Development, Value-Added Agriculture, Better Nutrition
  • Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development
  • Improvement of Health Issues (Sanitation; Water Supply; Infectious Disease Prevention; and Medical Treatment, etc.)
  • Trade and Investment (Service Industries; Consumer Goods; Machineries: Natural Resources Development, etc.)

* Thematic Exhibition on Solutions for Sustainable Urban Development and Human Resource Development

Intended visitors: Heads of government, cabinet ministers, business persons and members of the press whose countries will take part in TICAD Ⅵ

Mr. Ishihara and Ms. Wanami, Trade Fair Division, Trade Fair Department

JETRO Nairobi

JETRO Johannesburg