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ADVISORY ON THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN OPERATION SCHEDULE

Friday, 29th May 2020

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, to lift the State of Emergency in Japan starting 26th May 2020, this is to inform that the Embassy will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs as a protective measure against the prevailing Corona virus (COVID-19) health threat, and until communicated otherwise.

The Embassy wishes to further inform that the Embassy staff will be working remotely on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will remain reachable on the following contact details:  +81 80 7594 2948 (Japanese); +81 80 7593 4453 and +81 80 7593 4468 (English); E-mail address:  ugabassy@tokyo.email.ne.jp

SEASONAL EID-AL-FITR GREETINGS

Friday, 22nd May 2020

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA EMBASSY TOKYO-JAPAN DUE TO EXTENSION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Monday, 4th May 2020

On 4th May 2020, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, has decided to extend the State of Emergency in Japan up to 31st May 2020 due to continued large occurrence of COVID-19 infections in different parts of Japan, majorly in Tokyo.

In view of the foregoing, this is to inform that the Embassy will extend its interim closure of the Chancery to the same date of 31st May 2020.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN

Thursday, 9th April 2020

On 7th April 2020, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Abe Shinzo, declared a State of Emergency for one month until Wednesday, 6th May 2020 in the seven majory COVID-19 affected areas of Japan including Tokyo prefecture. This special measure is intended to curb the daily increasing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in these areas and to prevent its further spread countrywide.

In view of the foregoing, this is to inform that the Embassy will temporary close for the above stated interim period until Wednesday, 6th May 2020.

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ADVISORY ON THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN OPERATION SCHEDULE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK IN JAPAN (as of 27th March 2020)

Friday, 27th March 2020

This is to inform that in the interim period starting Monday, 30th March 2020, the Embassy will open only on Wednesdays from 11:00 HRS to 15:00 HRS as a protective measure against the prevailing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) health threat, until communicated otherwise.


ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES ON THE COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS) PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Saturday, 21st March 2020

In his address to the nation on 21st March 2020, H.E. the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued new directives to avert COVID-19. 

OUTBREAK OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) ALERT FROM THE UGANDA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

Thursday, 19th March 2020
OUTBREAK OF CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) ALERT FROM THE UGANDA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

ADVISORY ON THE UGANDA EMBASSY-TOKYO, JAPAN OPERATION SCHEDULE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK IN JAPAN (as of 6th March 2020)

Friday, 6th March 2020
This is to inform that in the interim period, starting Monday, 9th March 2020, the Embassy will be open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs as a protective measure against the prevailing Corona virus (COVID-19) health threat, and until communicated otherwise.

ADVISORY TO UGANDA TRAVEL TRADE ON CORONA VIRUS BY THE UGANDA TOURISM BOARD (UTB)

Thursday, 5th March 2020

Kindly note that this is a travel advisory and NOT a travel ban.

"It is therefore the recommendation and encouragement of the Uganda Tourism Board that intended travelers to Uganda from the affected countries maintain their bookings but delay their travel until a later date when the disease is globally contained no longer considered an outbreak."

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UGANDA RECEIVES TEN UNITS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM JAPAN FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Wednesday, 4th March 2020

The Mission coordinated the donation and eventual shipment of ten (10) units of Emergency Vehicles (Fire fighting Vehicles and Ambulances) from the Japan Firefighters Association to the Ministries responsible for Internal Affairs and Health in Uganda.


AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS IN JAPAN AS OF 3RD MARCH 2020

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

Please visit the respective websites for information and application procedures.

1) PhD in Sustainability Science (2020) by United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Deadline: 10th April 2020

Website: https://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/phd-in-sustainability-science-2020.html#overview

2) Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2021 Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: 30th June 2020

Website: http://www.mif-japan.org/fellowship/announcement/?hl=en

3) International Research Fellowships by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 2020

Website: https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-inv/index.html

"KAMALA THE UGANDA GIANT" T-SHIRT LAUNCHED IN JAPAN

Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Japan-based fashion company "Hardcore Chocolate" launched Uganda branded T- shirts with "Kamala The Uganda Giant" wrestler on 7th January 2020 in Japan.


Japan Fire Fighters Association Donates 10 Emergency Vehicles to Uganda

Wednesday, 18th December 2019
The Mission coordinated the donation and eventual shipment of 10 units of Emergency Vehicles (6 Fire fighting Vehicles and 4 Ambulances) from the Japan Firefighters Association to the Ministries responsible for Internal Affairs and Health in Uganda.

H.E. the Ambassador Dr. Betty Grace Akech Okullo Delivers Lectures in Various Universities

Thursday, 12th December 2019
H.E. the Ambassador Dr. Betty Grace Akech Okullo delivered lectures in the following forums/conferences to share Uganda's experience in line with the themes of the respective forums.

MISS UGANDA WINS 2ND RUNNER UP AT MISS INTERNATIONAL 2019

Thursday, 21st November 2019
The Mission coordinated and supported the visit of Miss International Uganda 2019 to Tokyo, Ms. Namatovu Evelyn, who was one of the contestants in Miss International Pageant 2019 which was held on 12th November 2019 in Tokyo. 

APPOINTMENT OF MR. SHIRO SARAYA AS HONORARY CONSUL OF UGANDA IN OSAKA, JAPAN

Thursday, 7th November 2019
The Mission coordinated the appointment of Mr. Shiro Saraya as Honorary Consul of Uganda in Osaka, Japan with consular jurisdiction over the Kinki Region.

Uganda Wins Best Exhibitor Booth Award at Tourism Expo Japan 2019

Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Uganda was awarded the Best Booth as voted for by the public in Tourism Expo Japan 2019, which was held from 24th-27th October, 2019 at Intex Osaka in Kansai. 

Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu Attends the Enthronement Ceremony of the New Emperor of Japan

Monday, 28th October 2019
The Mission coordinated the visit of Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu to attend the Enthronement Ceremony of the New Emperor of Japan.