President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ended his three-day official visit to Japan on Thursday, 13 December 2018, with a visit to Inawashiro, the birth place of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi.
Dr Noguchi is remembered as the man who laid the foundation for the strong relations between Ghana and Japan, which led to formal establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years later in 1957.
The Asian bacteriologist moved to Ghana to continue his research, which eventually led him to discover the vaccine for Yellow Fever in 1911.
He died of the same disease in 1928.
In a show of appreciation to him, the street in front of the Japanese Embassy in Accra has been recently renamed in his honour in addition to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, located at the University of Ghana.