Japan Post issued a sheet of five stamps to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Japan-Kenya Diplomatic Relationship since the Republic of Kenya gained its independence in 1963.
The Embassy of Kenya in Japan celebrated the Kenya's Golden Jubilee and 50th Anniversary of the Japan-Kenya Diplomatic Relations with pomp and colors. The event was held at Tokyo Marriott Hotel on 12th December, 2013. The occasion was graced by the representative of the Government of Japan, Hon. Hirotaka Ishihara – Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Hon. Yoshihiko Isozaki, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry. The event was attended by more than five hundred guests including the Government officials, members of Diplomatic Corps, Business practioners, Academicians, among other distinguished guests and friends of Kenya. Ms. Eriko Mukoyama, popularly known by her Kenyan name Anyango, entertained the guests with a live performance of Kenyan traditional music.
The stamps of the issue depict animals of Kenya – Giraffe, Cheetah, African Elephant, Zebra and Lion. The sheet's background features roses of Kenya and running zebras and wildebeest.