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Japan-Africa Summit Gives Continent New Leverage

KenJap1By Elizabeth Sidiropoulos and Neuma Grobbelaar*

SOUTH AFRICA, August 28, 2016 (SAIIA) -- When the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by Japan in co-operation with the World Bank, the United Nations and the UN Development Programme, it was the first such initiative of one country seeking to deepen its partnership with Africa.

Read more... Sunday, 28 August 2016 00:00
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Japan pledges to invest $30bn in Africa

AbeAfricaNAIROBI, Kenya, August 27, 2016 (Al Jazeera) -- Japan will invest $30bn in Africa over the next three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged at a summit in Kenya.

Starting this year, Japan will make a $10bn investment in the continent's infrastructure development, focusing on electrical power, urban transport systems, roads and ports, Abe said at the Saturday opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

Read more... Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:00
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Japan in Africa

JapanthTOKYO, Japan, August 21, 2016 (TICAD/WPost) -- On August 27 and 28, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) – the key platform to drive Japan’s development initiatives in Africa – will be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

While Africa has made great gains since the turn of the century, the collapse in prices of natural resources, the Ebola crisis and the rise of violent extremism and terrorism have highlighted the fragility of African development. The upcoming conference offers a timely opportunity to address the important challenges Africa faces today.

Read more... Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:00
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Africa: Japan's Africa Ambitions

By J Berkshire Miller

DOHA, April 10, 2016 (Al Jazeera) -- Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for an official five-day visit in Tokyo. Abe has now met Mugabe three times, despite Harare's isolation from the West - and, more acutely to Japan - especially the United States.

Read more... Sunday, 10 April 2016 10:00
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Nigeria: Japan to Build 30 Primary Schools in Oyo State

By Yusha'u A. Ibrahim

LAGOS, Nigeria, April 15, 2015 (Daily Trust) -- Japan under its programme, Japan's Grant Aid 2014, is to spend 8.5m US dollars for the construct of 30 Primary Schools in Oyo state, the project's Coordinator, Mr. Kazunori Ogaguchi has said.

Read more... Wednesday, 15 April 2015 17:15
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Kenya: ABE Initiative Helps Develop Industries

By Tatsushi Terada

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 26, 2014 (The Star) -- The Embassy of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, will send off the 55 Kenyan youth who are going to study and work in Japan under the African Business Education Initiative for Youth, that is, the ABE Initiative.

Read more... Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:48
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Japan, Rwanda Sign Rwf10 Billion Irrigation Deal

By Peterson Tumwebaze

KIGALI, Rwanda, Agust 10, 2014 (The New Times) -- Agricultural productivity in the country could further be enhanced, thanks to a grant from the Japanese government.

The financing agreement, worth $15 million (about Rwf10.3 billion), was signed in Kigali.

The funds will support the development of an irrigation scheme in Ngoma District, the Minister for Finance and Economic planning, Amb. Claver Gatete, said.

Read more... Sunday, 10 August 2014 17:20
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Liberia: Japanese Business Delegates Explore Avenue for Investment Opportunities - As NPA, LPRC Others Welcome Investors


MONROVIA, Liberia, July 08, 2014 (The Inquirer) -- A twenty-four- man Japanese business delegation who visited the country recently to explore avenues for investment opportunities in the country has expressed interest in investing in the Buchanan Port.

Read more... Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:27
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