Another motivation for this mission is the fact that in 2016, TICAD VI (the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development) will be held for the first time in Africa. The meetings conducted during JCIE’s mission to Guinea also offered an opportunity for Japanese policymakers to explain Japan’s global health policies, its plans for the 2016 G7 Summit, and its objectives for the TICAD VI meeting, while also exploring the needs on the ground and the ways in which Japan and African nations can deepen their partnership to address global issues and improve the health and security of the people of Africa and around the world.
One additional outcome of the delegation’s visit was the launch in February 2017 of a Guinea-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League. The league is chaired by Hon. Hidehisa Otsuji, while his fellow delegation members, Hon. Masahisa Sato and Hon. Masanobu Ogura, are members as well.
HIDEHISA OTSUJI, Member, House of Councillors; former Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare [Delegation Leader]
MASAHISA SATO, Member, House of Councillors
MASANOBU OGURA, Member, House of Representatives
YASUSHI KATSUMA, Professor, Waseda University
TOSHIYASU SHIMIZU, Technical Advisor, MInistry of Health and Social Action, Senegal, JICA Senegal Office
AKIO OKAWARA, President, JCIE/Japan
KAZUMI INDEN, Program Officer, JCIE/Japan
PATRICK ISHIYAMA, Web and Book Design, JCIE/Japan