Reception to Celebrate the 62nd Birthday of the Emperor of Japan

On 23 February 2022, the Embassy of Japan hosted a Reception to Celebrate the 62nd  Birthday of H.M. the Emperor of Japan at the Ambassador’s residence in Lusaka, while carefully adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures. We were honored by the presence of Hon. Charles Lubashi Milupi, Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, who was our Guest of Honour. Hon. Moses Moyo, Second Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Garry Nkombo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and Hon. Rodney Sikumba, Minister of Tourism also joined the celebration.
At the Reception, the Embassy exhibited Japanese dolls called Hina-Ningyo to introduce Japanese culture. Also available were Japanese dishes, such as Tempura and Sushi, as well as Japanese Sake, attracting keen interest of many people present there.
About 90 guests gathered at the Reception from various fields, including the Government of Zambia, diplomatic missions and international organisations.
To read the Ambassador’s speech, please click here.