Japan says it is committed to promoting investments and developing human resource for economic growth.

This came out when the Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Toshiyuki Iwado paid a courtesy call on Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko at his offices in Harare this Friday.

The motor industry is an area which has a great potential for investment as the country moves towards the phasing out of second hand vehicles.

In an interview after emerging from a closed door meeting with the Acting President, Mr Iwado said they discussed issues to do with investment opportunities and other bilateral agreements.

He said some Japanese business people are willing to invest in Zimbabwe’s motor vehicle industry.

The Japanese Ambassador said they are also interested in the agricultural sector which he said has a great potential for Zimbabwe.

Japan and Zimbabwe enjoy cordial relations in various economic and social spheres.

Japan has assisted Zimbabwe in developing some irrigation schemes, construction of schools and provision of safe and portable water through the drilling of boreholes.