Japan to focus on public-private partnerships

| Jun 1, 2013

Japan to focus on public-private partnerships

by Mizuho Aoki

Since the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development, known as TICAD, took place in 1993, Africa has developed dramatically. What was once known as the continent of starvation and poverty, Africa is now an area for business opportunities, luring investments from foreign countries ...

Africa and Japan: A true win-win duo

| Jun 1, 2013

Africa and Japan: A true win-win duo

by Shinzo Abe

TICAD meets again, for the fifth time, in Yokohama. Coinciding with the Golden Jubilee for the African Union, dozens of heads of state from across the continent will bring their passion, zeal and renewed confidence over here to tell us in unison that Africa ...

TICAD remains as important as ever

| Jun 1, 2013

TICAD remains as important as ever

by Helen Clark

Twenty years ago, Japan and a number of international partners founded the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) to help boost human development across the continent. Since that time, TICAD has played a critical role in raising global awareness of African development issues ...

JICA helps Africans develop their future

| Jun 1, 2013

JICA helps Africans develop their future

by Chiho Iuchi

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an independent governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance (ODA) for the government, has played an important role for the country in its relations with foreign nations. The following is the story of a JICA staff member who ...

Zensho pursues fair trade with small farmers in Africa

| Jun 1, 2013

Zensho pursues fair trade with small farmers in Africa

Fair trade is a concept widely accepted in the world describing a business practice in which importers provide humanitarian benefits to exporters, who are usually in developing nations. Humanitarian benefits can mean anything from paying proper prices for high-quality products to helping the people ...