Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year 2024, officials announces logo

Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year 2024, officials announces logo

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, in collaboration with The Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago, announced that official logo to mark Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year 2024. To commemorate this occasion, the year 2024 is designated as the “Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year.”

The year 2024 will mark the 30th anniversary of the first Japan-CARICOM Consultation, as well as the 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Japan and Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.

The Foreign Affair Ministry of Japan stated that on May 17th, in a speech delivered at the session with non-regional countries of the 26th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the CARICOM – the Caribbean Community held in Jamaica, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, TAKEI Shunsuke, stated that 2024 would be the “Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year” to further strengthen the relationships between Japan and the CARICOM countries and announced the logo for the friendship year.

Upon the open call for logo design, there were 68 entries from Japan, CARICOM countries, and other countries. This logo will be used in common by both Japan and CARICOM countries through the year 2024, as per the official statement.

The logo was designed by FUJITA Minamo (a resident of Japan). The logo represents a vivid flower made of layers of origami paper in the colours of the flags of CARICOM member countries (region) and Japan, with the hope that the Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year will be peaceful and full of colour.

The Ministry and other government authorities have also shared the future plans, which will be implemented in the year 2024. It has stated that in the next year, a wide range of exchange programs is to be implemented in both Japan and CARICOM countries. The logo can be used for events that have been certified as the “Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year 2024” projects.