HELLO KITTY appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character)
for TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development)
On May 20, 100 days to go until the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) scheduled to be held in Yokohama from August 28, 2019，HELLO KITTY was appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for the TICAD. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thereby ask her cooperation in actively conducting public relations on Japan's activities contributing to the development of cooperation in Africa.
Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is a summit-level international conference regarding development of Africa launched by Japan in 1993. TICAD was held every 5 years until TICADV (2013) and every 3 years since TICAD VI (2016), which was held for the first time in Africa (Kenya) , TICAD has been held alternately in Japan and Africa since TICADVI. TICAD7 will take place in Yokohama, Japan from 28 to 30 August 2019.