President's Desk

Message from the President:


In the aftermath of World War II the international community provided the assistance to kick-start Japan's shattered economy, financing the rebuilding of roads, dams, power systems and the development of innovative projects such as the revolutionary Shinkansen bullet trains.

In 2011 nations across the world once more responded to one of Japan's darkest moments, providing help and support in the wake of the devastating earthquake-tsunami which claimed around 20,000 lives.

In the intervening decades Japan had rebuilt its economy, rejoined the global community of nations and through its Official Development Assistance (ODA), became a major development partner to many of the world's most vulnerable nations.

Those early developments were the forerunners of what we today label globalization and international interdependence–a movement which will surely become even more important in the years ahead.

And a central tenant of globalization is that international cooperation is not a one-way street, but rather a broad two-way highroad on which Japan's own economic and social advancement is inextricably linked with the economic and social health of countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and other regions.

As the country's comprehensive development institution, the Japan International Cooperation Agency is dedicated to strengthening this movement under the rubric of ‘Inclusive and Dynamic Development,'– continuing our traditional cooperation projects, but also forging new alliances and partnerships, exploring new approaches to new challenge

The President's Activities

January 20, 2014 JICA President Tanaka Visits Madagascar
January 15, 2015 JICA President Tanaka Visits Rwanda
December 26, 2014 JICA President Tanaka Visits China

Speech Transcripts

January 14, 2015 Lecture co-sponsored by JICA and the Center of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (CEDS): Cooperation of Two Island Countries in the Age of the Indo-Pacific
(Carlton Hotel, Antananarivo, Madagascar)
January 10, 2015 Speech at the completion ceremony for the Project for Construction of Rusumo International Bridge and One Stop Border Post Facilities:Construction of Rusumo International Bridge and One Stop Border Post (OSBP) facilities
(Rusumo International Bridge, Rusumo, Rwanda/Tanzania)
August 20, 2014 Speech at the ODA Loan Agreements Signing Ceremony for the San Miguel Bypass Construction Project
(Rusumo International Bridge, Rusumo, Rwanda/Tanzania)


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