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    Vol 2 (AAC) No 4 |

Yukio Takasu

Japan's United Nations Ambassador

Japan chairs the United Nations Security Council in February. Its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC began 1 January. Taking the chair, Japan's Ambassador Yukio ...

Good intentions meet reality

Private companies are sceptical about Tokyo's African enthusiasms as the slowdown hits their operations at home

Tokyo's promises to double aid to Africa by 2012 are being tested by international financial pressure on Japan's already feeble economy - and by domestic political troubles. Pr...

State agencies lead the way

Most of the impetus for Japanese companies in Africa will be coming from state agencies. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency wants to test its newly expanded powers and...

Tokyo's plans

JICA President Sadako Ogata says that Japan will speed up, scale up and spread out Japanese assistance to Africa

Sadako Ogata, President of the newly reorganised Japan International Cooperation Agency, says that the JICA is now the best funded national development agency in the world. Her job...

Motoyoshi Noro

Japan's Ambassador to Malawi

Japan is increasing its diplomatic presence in southern Africa following the successful Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) IV in May. Until this year, Ja...

New regime, new policy

Japan's new government lacks the Africa credentials of its predecessor, but Premier Aso promises to reform Japan's policies

Just a day after he was elected by the Diet, Japan's new Prime Minister Taro Aso flew to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. Although he does not share the A...

Leading horses to water

Japanese businesses are realising that success in Africa is hard to come by

Japanese companies in Africa are struggling to increase their market share against pressure from Chinese and Western firms, a new survey by the Japanese External Trade Organisati...

More competition for Tokyo

Tokyo promises to keep up its Africa momentum but is losing big contracts to China

Japan would honour its promises to increase aid and investment in Africa despite the departure of Prime Miniter Yasuo Fukuda, said Foreign Minister Shintaro Ito during a trip to ...

Tokyo eyes the sparklers

Japanese trainers are to help develop the skills of Angolan workers in the diamond industry

As long as it lasts, the diamond boom may help Japanese companies. They are well placed to take advantage of the decision by state diamond company Endiama that more than half of ...

Tokyo's test

The Japanese are after Sudanese energy

Until public protests over Darfur two years ago, Japan was one of the biggest customers for Sudanese oil. But unlike China and India it had no direct investments in Sudan's ene...

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