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Thursday, 11th March 2010
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Japanese crown prince heads to Kenya

The crown prince of Japan Prince Naruhito has arrived in Kenya for a three-day visit as part of a tour of Africa.

He arrived in Kenya from Ghana late last night (March 10th) and is due to meet with the Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and visit a school for Japanese children living in the country.

Kenyan vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka said: "Japan is a true development partner. There are many projects that the Japanese government has funded, particularly in infrastructural development."

Under a present scheme put in place by Japanese president Yukio Hatoyama, who was elected last August, Japan has donated large amounts of financial aid to Kenya to be used by the African nation to develop its farming industry.

The aid is part of the Hatoyama Initiative, which is designed to give both financial and practical help to developing nations in a bid to assist them in cutting down on their carbon emissions.

Written by Kimberley Homer.