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Vol 1 (AAC) No 6

Published 1st April 2008

Nobutake Odano

Ambassador for TICAD IV

As the man responsible for coordinating the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development scheduled for May 28-30, Ambassador Nobutake Odano has covered a lot of miles in the last six months. Shuttling between Tokyo and Africa, Odano has led preparatory meetings in Zambia, Tunisia, Tanzania and Gabon, with stopovers in London and Brussels to drum up support. Japan's choice of an efficient, experienced diplomat highlights the importance it places on the TICAD IV proceedings.

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