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    Vol 5 (AAC) No 2 |

Tsukasa Kawada

Ambassador to Algeria, Japan

A new ambassador arrived in Algiers this October and began by giving his honest opinions on the country’s bureaucratic, political and economic challenges. Much perturbed by the fac...

Harbour of resentment

A decision by the Namibian state-owned port operator to pre-award an estimated US$285 million contract for the Walvis Bay harbour expansion to the China Harbour Engineering Company...

    Vol 4 (AAC) No 11 |

Koichiro Gemba

Foreign Minister, Japan

The newly appointed foreign minister faces an uphill struggle in maintaining Japan’s image as a powerhouse of the global economy. The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government mus...

    Vol 4 (AAC) No 9 |

Sumio Kusaka

Director General for African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In June, Sumio Kusaka led a delegation to New Delhi for the second India-Japan Dialogue on Africa. With his counterpart Gurjit Singh, Additional Secretary at India’s Ministry of Ex...

From Dakar to Durban

Tokyo has a global policy agenda and it sees Africa, with more than 50 countries and UN votes, as a valuable ally

Japan played a diplomatic blinder in Dakar in May, collecting not just a sackful of goodwill but solid sub-Saharan support for two of its key international priorities – action on c...


As the world's third-largest economy grapples with disaster, economies around the globe brace for aftershocks

A month after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated its northeast coast, Japan faces a humanitarian tragedy, a drawn-out nuclear crisis and an exp...

Pitchers required

The World Bank’s African team dispatched a delegation to Tokyo in mid-March to boost its Japanese personnel, as part of Bank President Robert Zoellick’s ongoing reform of the i...

    Vol 4 (AAC) No 4 |

Takeaki Matsumoto

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs

In his 27 January address at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Takeaki Matsumoto outlined three pillars of Japan’s African diplomacy: peace and stability; expanding assistan...

The home front

The economic crisis and the changing face of government in Tokyo will result in less attention to Africa

The Democratic Party of Japan’s crisis of popularity forced a cabinet reshuffle and now a new raft of ministers will handle relations with Africa. The replacement of Land, Transpor...

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