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Editorial: Japan must build sustainable relationship with Africa

The eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8) was held in Tunisia for two days through Sunday to discuss economic cooperation between Japan and African nations.   Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who participated online, said, “Japan aspires to be a partner growing together with Africa.” He also announced $30 billion in public and private financial contributions over the….Read more

  • August 31, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:26 p.m.
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Japanese firms, organizations sign MOUs with Africa in decarbonization and infrastructure development

By Kumon Takeshi   Tunis, Tunisia – On the sidelines of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8), 34 Japanese firms and organizations inked a total of 92 memorandums of understanding with African counterparts in decarbonization and infrastructure development, as they see renewable energy and economic growth driven by population increases as a chance to strengthen ties….Read more

  • August 29, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Promote development with assistance for high-quality infrastructure

The world’s attention is focused on Africa, where economic growth is expected. Japan needs to increase its presence in the region by taking advantage of its strengths in transparent financing and the emphasis of human resources development.   The 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), a framework for discussing assistance for Africa led by Japan, was held in….Read more

  • August 30, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:26 p.m.
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Africans view Chinese-style aid, influence positively while Japan’s efforts leave little impression

By Ryoji Fukazawa / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent   TUNIS — Even at the end of an eighth Japan-led international conference on African development, Japan’s steady assistance to various African countries over many years has seemingly not left much of an impression, mainly because of China.   “Chinese, they are very strategic,” said Prof. Macharia Munene of United States International University-Africa….Read more

  • August 29, 2022
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Editorial: Africa was doing so well; aid pipeline still key to its prosperity

Africa was once divvied up by European colonial powers. During the Cold War era, the continent got caught up in the confrontation between East and West.   Now, Africa faces the risk of falling victim to international conflict in an increasingly polarized world. Continued aid focused on protecting the lives and livelihoods of its people is vitally important for the struggling continent.….Read more

  • August 27, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun
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INTERNATIONAL > Africa

Kishida shows leadership at TICAD on global health and security

Japan steps up to the plate, contributes more funding for African and world health initiatives   BY KAZUYO KATO CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida may be facing declining approval ratings for his Cabinet at home, but he exercised significant leadership abroad this past weekend at the 8th summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development by substantiating Japan’s….Read more

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FOCUS: TICAD 8 lacks momentum as Kishida fails to attend in person

Tokyo, Aug. 28 (Jiji Press)–The two-day eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD 8, which ended Sunday, lacked momentum partly because Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida failed to attend the event in person due to his infection with the novel coronavirus.   Also, the number of top-level African officials who joined the conference fell substantially from the previous….Read more

  • August 29, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 1:41 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Africa

Japan, Tunisia share importance of rules-based development financing

TUNIS — Japan and Tunisia on Friday agreed on the importance of development financing based on international rules and standards, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said, amid concerns over Chinese financing practices in the developing world.   Hayashi and his Tunisian counterpart, Othman Jerandi, also pledged during their meeting in Tunis to make a Tokyo-led international conference on African development, to be….Read more

  • August 26, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 11:25 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Kishida holds talks with 4 African leaders

Tokyo, Aug. 27 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held separate talks online with leaders of four African countries on Saturday.   The four are Senegalese President Macky Sall, Mohamed al-Menfi, head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa and Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.   After the review conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or….Read more

  • August 28, 2022
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Kishida pledges $30 billion in assistance for Africa over next three years

The Sunday editions of all national dailies reported on Prime Minister Kishida’s keynote speech delivered virtually at the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) that began on Saturday in Tunisia. Kishida said Japan hopes to be a partner that grows together with Africa and plans to provide $30 billion in assistance for the region over the next three….Read more

  • August 28, 2022
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