Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Japan.
Botswana attained independence from Great Britain on 30th September 1966. Diplomatic relations were established with Japan, albeit on a non-residential basis, the same year. Relations between the two countries continues to blossom to the point where in1998, Botswana sent its first residential ambassador to Tokyo. In 2008, the Japanese side reciprocated by opening a Mission in Gaborone. The above notwithstanding, Botswana remains little known to the Japanese people. We are however encouraged by the fact that, at government-to-government and business to business levels, there have been important exchanges such as the visit by two Ministers from Japan to Botswana and vice-versa as well as various business delegations in opposite directions in the past months.
It is our hope that our website, which has been in existence since 2000, contributes to more knowledge about and familiarity with the country. Since our independence, we have been known as a beacon of development, peace and good governance. Botswana is endowed with an abundance of natural resources including its world renowned diamonds and prolific wildlife. Our world renowned tourist destinations such as the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, The Okavango Delta, are a marvel for tourists and locals alike. There are, of course also, the Chobe National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve to add to the beauty of Botswana.
Our challenge remains to diversify our economy from its current over-dependence on the mining sector. We would like to appeal to the Japanese investor, trader and innovator to come and explore for opportunities in Botswana. The people of Botswana are warm and friendly and will welcome you with a smile. In this website, there are sections on Tourism, Mining, Governance and How to Do Business in Botswana. Enjoy the website… but more importantly come and enjoy Botswana with us.
Jacob Dickie NKATE