The Kingdom of Lesotho ambassador gave a lecture for the series of lectures of SADC

December 25, 2015

On the 16th of December 2015 (Thursday), the ninth lecture in the series provided by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was given by His Excellency Mr. Richard RAMOELETSI, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Lesotho in Japan. Various topics were covered including what are white diamonds, the lack of gender disparity in the Kingdom of Lesotho, familiar brands of clothing which are sewn in the Kingdom of Lesotho and why the Kingdom of Lesotho is called “the Kingdom in the Sky”.

This series of lectures is held as a required subject for first-year undergraduates majoring in Africa.To promote exchange between Japan and Southern African Countries, the lectures are also open to TUFS students and faculty members without registration.
Date and Time: 10:10 – 11:40 a.m. on Wednesdays (see the schedule below for the exact dates)
Venue: Room 207 at the Research and Lecture Building in the Fuchu Campus
Contact for inquiries: Associate Prof. Sakai, at
sakai_makiko[at] (Please replace [at] with @).

Visit to President Tateishi

At the lecture


Schedule for the Series of Lectures 2015

Week1 Oct. 7 Introduction
Week2 Oct. 14 Republic of Zimbabwe
Week3 Oct. 21 Republic of Zambia
Week4 Oct. 28 United Republic of Tanzania
Week5 Nov. 4 Republic of South Africa
Week6 Nov. 11 Republic of Namibia
Week7 Nov. 25 Republic of Mozambique
Week8 Dec. 2 Republic of Malawi
Week9 Dec. 9 Republic of Madagascar
Week10 Dec. 16 Kingdom of Lesotho
Week11 Jan. 6 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Week12 Jan. 13 Republic of Botswana
Week13 Jan. 20 Republic of Angola