South Africa / Japan interest groups

South African Japan Parliamentary Friendship League

The main aim of the Japan-South Africa Parliamentary Friendship Committee under the auspices of the Japan-African Union(AU) Parliamentary Friendship League is to further mutual cooperation and promote friendship between Diet members in Japan and their South African counterparts. The current Chairperson is Senator Tetsuro Yano.

South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan(SACCJ)

The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan, launched on 22 April 2008, aims at promoting trade and commerce between South Africa and Japan. It is a community organisation of South African companies which have entered in the Japan market as well as those which plan to start business in Japan, and Japanese companies which have entered the South African market or intend to trade and invest in South Africa. The Chamber provides relevant information and opportunities to discuss and solve issues for mutual benefit of members.

The Chamber is located in the Embassy of South Africa in Tokyo and the Ambassador is Honorary Chairman of the Chamber.

Contact at Embassy/Secretariat:

Tel: 00 81 3 3265 2123 (Japanese)

00 81 3 3265 2122 (English)

Fax: 00 81 3 3261 6445


The Chairman of the SACCJ is Mr Takashi Kobayashi.