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Population: 127.6 mn.
GDP: $5.1 trn.
Debt: $1.5 trn.

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Abe in Africa

A rise in Japanese activity on the continent worries China, as does Tokyo's pledge to provide US$32 billion in finance by 2018

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state tour to Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Ethiopia in early January was only the third official visit by a serving Japanese Premier to tak...


    Vol 7 (AAC) No 1 |
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Tsuyoshi Okamoto

President, Tokyo Gas, Japan

Under Tsuyoshi Okamoto’s leadership, Japan’s Tokyo Gas is preparing to invest in its first liquefied natural gas projects in Africa. Executive Vice-President Shigeru Mu...


Security climbs the agenda

Tokyo plans to increase its security presence in Africa next year and Prime Minister Abe discussed piracy and terrorism when in Djibouti in August

In response to the January 2013 attack on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to spend a chunk of Tokyo’s 2014 defence budget on launching a m...


Africa's bidding war

Tokyo used its conference to show that Japan's aid and its private sector can compete with China and India in Africa

At the Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government pledged ¥3.2 trillion (US$32 billion) in public and private fu...


TICAD V: An agenda for business

TICAD attendees will discuss how to get the Japanese private sector involved in African development and how to fight against piracy and instability

Japan will roll out its plan for the next five-year phase of African engagement at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development in Yokohama on 1-3 June. Boostin...

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Agricultural revolution delayed

The ProSavana project that could turn Mozambique into a major agricultural producer has yet to convince local civil society groups and farmers

The ProSavana project has been set up to repeat a Japan International Cooperation Agency programme that helped to turn Brazil's Cerrado region into a major agricultural producer. I...


    Vol 6 (AAC) No 6 |
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Toshimitsu Motegi

Trade Minister, Japan

Toshimitsu Motegi will meet representatives from twelve African countries to discuss developments in their mining sectors to prepare for the Fifth Tokyo International Conference o...


Abe backs business

Japan’s private sector is taking a more strategic view of Africa and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new government will back them all the way

Governments may come and go but the Tokyo International Conference on African Development remains at the heart of Japan-Africa relations. Even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Libera...


    Vol 6 (AAC) No 3 |
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Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister, Japan

Japan’s new leader, Shinzo Abe, wants to shape a more assertive role for his country in both the region and on the global stage. That will require more attention to relations with ...


Tokyo’s Africa aid birthday

The Japan International Cooperation Agency celebrated twenty years of international assistance to African countries at the United Nations University on 30 November. JICA’s African ...


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