The 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Zambia


Message from Ambassador


Zambia is one of the most important countries in the African continent in various aspects. The “New Dawn” Government, which was brought to power democratically through the general elections held in August 2021, is pushing ahead with various policies, backed by public support, to make Zambia the real “beacon of peace in Africa” as it is called. The year 2024, which marks 60 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Zambia, also marks the 60th anniversary of Zambia's independence. Our relationship, which began during the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, has steadily developed since then, and we are now partners that work together for shared universal values.
I am quite eager to cast everything I have with me to take these bilateral relations to a new and higher stage in various aspects, including by fostering our longstanding cooperation in infrastructure, health, agriculture, education and human resource development. We would further consolidate the mutual trust between Japan and Zambia.

History of 60 years of Relationship between Japan and Zambia

Call for applications related to the anniversary

 Call for Designs — Japan - Zambia 60th Anniversary Logo   Applications have closed.
 The 1st Japanese Language Contest    The deadline for application is 31 January 2024
 Call for Commemorative Mini-Essays    The deadline for application is 30 November 2024

Event Calendar

Date Event Name Venue Organizer
13 Jan Board Game / Karaoke Party Zest Bar & Restaurant, Lusaka Nerd Otaku
3 Feb Japan Day Manda Hill Mall, Lusaka Embassy of Japan in Zambia
3, 10, 17 Feb Japan Film Festival Ster-Kinekor Theatre, Manda Hill Mall, Lusaka The Japan Foundation
9, 16, 24 Feb Japan Film Festival Embassy of Japan in Zambia The Japan Foundation
24 Feb The 1st Japanese Language Contest Embassy of Japan in Zambia Embassy of Japan in Zambia
Hokkaido University Africa Office