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

April 6, 2015 One of the World's Leading Supporters of ‘Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction’
April 2, 2015 JICA President Tanaka Holds Talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo
March 31, 2015 JICA President Tanaka Attends U.N. 70th Anniversary Symposium

Speech Transcripts

March 17, 2015 Keynote Speech at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Forum "Disaster Risk Reduction and Human Security": Added Value of the Human Security Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction
March 15, 2015 Statement at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ministerial Round Table "International Cooperation in Support of a Post - 2015 Framework for DRR"
March 14, 2015 Speech at the Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction and International Cooperation for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction


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