Embassy of Japan in Kenya
On December 4th, 2012, Hon. Kazuya Shimba, Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, made an official visit to the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) during his stopover in Nairobi, Kenya. The IPSTC is one of the best PKO training centers in Africa, and the Government of Japan has been supporting the center since the year 2008.
Brigadier Kabage, Director of the IPSTC, provided a short briefing on the center’s history and recent activities to the Vice Minister. Director Kabage expressed his appreciation towards Japan’s continued support to the center. In response, Vice Minister Shimba welcomed African initiatives to address conflicts in the continent by themselves and stressed the important role played by Kenya in promoting the region's peace and stability.