In an effort to diversify its export products to Japan, South Africa will showcase its culture including native art, teas and wine at the Africa Fair scheduled to start this week in Tokyo.
Japan is South Africa’s third-largest export destination and plans to display distinctly South African items such as rooibos tea, Fairtrade wines, Wedgewood nougat and design objects from Carrol Boyes and Ardmore Ceramics, according to a report in iAfrica.com.
The Tokyo International Conference on African Development starts Thursday and runs through June 2.
South Africa will also hold business seminars in Yokohama to create awareness of South Africa’s business climate and business opportunities there, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in the report.
South Africa will focus on promoting manufactured goods such as clothing, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and automotives.
Read more at iAfrica.com.