I am Shinji Urabayashi, the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Sudan. It is my great pleasure to work as Ambassador of Japan in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, located at the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile, and associating with the people of Sudan, who are well known for their hospitality.
I have worked so far at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, the Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom, the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, the Consular Office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), and the Consulate-General of Japan in Hagåtña in Guam. I have been responsible for various, diversified, issues ranging from Political, Economic, and Consular affairs, to Cultural and Public Relations sections.
Japan’s assistance for Sudan has been extended to the Sudanese people in the different parts of the country. Japan Oversea Cooperation Volunteers are working hard, side by side, with their Sudanese counterparts for a better future for Sudan. There are also a lot of Japanese nationals are working in various international organizations in Sudan, who devote themselves to carrying out their duties for Sudan. In addition to the economic cooperation field, there are also various activities such as sport exchange. I am proud of sincere friendship and the good accord between the two countries established by the efforts of the predecessors in both sides, and I will put forth my best effort to further maintain and promote this relationship, taking further activation of a direct “people to people” exchange into consideration.
Sudan is a huge country, whose land is 5 times larger than that of Japan, and whose population is around 40 million people. The Vastness of the land, the variety of culture and traditions, and the long history which has been created the Sudanese society, need me to make a great effort to closely know this country, and I am more than happy to put forth such effort. I intend to do my best to further widen and strengthen the relation between Japan and Sudan with the kind support from all of you.
Thank you very much.
Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Sudan
Message from Ambassador
March 15, 2018