Two members of the Japanese royal family will visit Uganda next month. Among other places, Prince and Princess Akishino will visit Jinja District, although they will spend five days in the country.
Prince Akishino is the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. “I do not know why they picked Uganda. But this will be their first visit to Africa,” the Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, Mr Kazuo Minagwa, said. The visit presents an opportunity the Tourism ministry could milk to re-direct attention to Uganda’s potential.
The royal couple’s visit comes just when the two States are planning to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic ties. Uganda mainly exports Nile Perch, coffee, sesame oil and cobalt estimated at $20 million (Shs49.1 billion) to Japan.
The Daily Monitor