Kenyans In Japan Association

About Kenyans In Japan Association (KIJA)

Kenyans in Japan Association (KIJA) was formed in 2011, as a community of Kenyans living in Japan who have common and collective accord of working together in support of socio-economic development as well as to promote perspectives that harness the diaspora in Japan for national development. Kenyans in Japan have a special opportunity to:

  • link our motherland with Japan in all avenues of development,
  • promote of bilateral engagements,
  • promote of cultural exchange,
  • and use their valuable skills & expertise as important assets to national development. This is because their technical knowledge and understanding of two cultures makes us the best to identify and promote befitting bilateral initiatives for national development.
  • KIJA recognizes the need for the Kenyan Diaspora members to actively participate in the social, cultural and economic development of their motherland and the duty the Kenyans in Diaspora owe to their future generations and the need for special and continuous efforts from all stakeholders involved in the development of Kenya.

    At KIJA, Kenyans get to join together to organize productive and remarkable events like investment conferences, participate in events that represent Kenya in Japan, and around the world. KIJA also provides a platform where Kenyans in Japan share their expertise in various fields that help in the national development. Members with similar interests get to link and form networks that help in tapping into the numerous development opportunities between the two countries.

    Leaders of Kenyans in Japan

    Mr. Justus Chepkwony Chairman
    Ms. Stephanie Kasaon Vice-Chair
    Mr. Erick Barasa Secretary General
    Dr. Catherine Kariuki Vice Secretary General
    Mr. Robert Kamau Treasurer
    Dr. Laban Kinyua Public Relations
    Ms. Lynnet Adulu Vice Public Relations
    Mr. Francis Otieno Kansai Region Representative
    Mr. Eugene Wanyama Kyushu Region Representative
    Mr. Chris Kibira Kyushu (Fukuoka) Representative
    Mr. Gideon Serem Tohoku Region Representative

    Special Advisors

    Dr. Emmanuel Mutisya Former Chairman
    Mr. Dick Olango Former Vice Chairman
    Mr. Ali Attas Former Secretary General