There are more than 14,000 Japanese people and their descendants living in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, who are an undying bond in the relations between Bolivia and Japan. In addition to that strong human bond, there are increasingly strengthened trade links between both countries, considering that Bolivia is a country that has abundant resources, such as zinc and lead, and Japan is the main destination of these resources.
In the P.S. of Bolivia, even considering the enormous effort that the authorities have made, there is still a difference regarding income, making the country to be among the ones with the highest incidence in Latin America, which means that a high percentage of people are still living at a certain level of poverty. JICA in Bolivia, develops actions agreed with the National Government, focusing them mainly on social development (improving knowledge of human resources), the improvement of productivity and the exploitation of renewable energy.
|February 20, 2019||Message from the Chief Representative|
|March 8, 2022||[March 8 is International Women’s Day] Supporting women who are left behind in the COVID-19 pandemic: Initiatives in Bolivia and India to assist entrepreneurs and prevent domestic violence|
|October 15, 2021||[Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day] JICA’s Handwashing for Health and Life campaign throughout the world: Over 300 million people learned the importance of handwashing in one year|
|October 1, 2021||JICA’s first-ever remote treatment support for COVID-19 in developing countries|
|December 21, 2020||Japan’s expertise utilized to promote sustainable tourism development at Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, known as the “Mirror of the Sky”|
|November 27, 2020||Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino grant an audience to returned JOCVs|