TFL Japan

TFL Japan Managing director Yasuhisa Nakamura was appointed as expert in the developing the Ethiopian Leather Industry. The "Industrial Promotion Project" is a bilateral technical cooperation lasting until 2020 between the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Ministry of Trade in Ethiopia. The purpose of the project is the following:

  • To increase the export of leather products made with Ethiopia's Highland Sheep Leather through technical support e.g.regarding quality improvement and brand management
  • To identify new premium products for the export promotion through market research and promotional activities.

TFL is proud that a member of the international Management Team was appointed in order to enhance the cross boarder collaboration between countries and to help to further develop the local tanning industry in an emerging market such as Ethiopia.

Mr. Nakamura will make the first visits to local tanneries in Ethiopia, which were selected by the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade, in March 2018.

We wish Mr. Nakamura a lot of success in this role and hope that his work yield fruit in Japan and Ethiopia.