[5th April 2017]

H.E. AMB. S.K. MAINA’S BUSINESS MISSION TO OSAKA CITY, 29TH MARCH – 31ST MARCH, 2017

As part of the Embassy’s diplomatic outreach strategy, H.E. Amb. S.K..Maina undertook a very successful business mission in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, from 29th -31st March, 2017. His Itinerary involved paying courtesy calls and holding discussions with various private sector stakeholders in the Kansai Region.  The epitome of the mission was a business symposium on Kenya on 31st March 2017 at Ritsumeikan University, Co- hosted by the university and the Embassy with nominal support from JICA, JETRO, JICE, JBIC, Mitsui Global strategic Studies Institute and Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was accompanied by Mr. Paul Kaliih, Minister Counselor and Ms. Naoko Yagi, Trade Assitant.

H.E. Amb. S.K. Maina, M.B.S. presents gift to Mr. Hiroshi Ishino, President of Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.


In March, 2017, Kansai Plascon Africa Ltd (KPAL), a subsidiary of Kansai Paint Co.Ltd acquired 100% of Sadolin paints’ operations in East Africa.

H.E. the Ambassador presents gift to Mr. Seisaku Okafuji, President of Hankyu Hanshin Express Co., Ltd.

H.E. the Ambassador presents gift to Mr. Hiroshi Ojima, Senior Advisor of Hankyu Hanshin Express Co., Ltd.


Hankyu Hanshin Express Co.Ltd is scheduled to open its East African Regional office in Nairobi in April, 2017. It becomes the first Japanese Logistics Company to open an operations office in the Region.

H.E. the Ambassador Exchange gifts with Mr. Yusuke Saraya, President of Saraya Co., Ltd.

H.E. the Ambassador, Mr. Saraya, the President and Mr. Paul M. Kaliih, Minister-Counsellor in front of Saraya HQs offices, Osaka.

H.E. the Ambassador presents gift to Mr. Minoru Furukawa, Chairman of Hitachi Zosen and also the Vice-Chairman of Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

H.E. Amb. S.K. Maina, M.B.S. accompanied by Mr. Paul M. Kaliih, Minister Counsellor and Ms. Naoko Yagi, Trade Assistant.
During his meeting with Vice-Chairman of Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and other senior officials.