A messenger in name and actions

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

A messenger in name and actions

by Mami Maruko

"I want people to feel happy through music," said singer Misia, who endeavors to bridge Africa and Japan through the power of music. The acclaimed singer is the honorary ambassador of The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which will be held ...

Summit has potential to further strengthen relations

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Summit has potential to further strengthen relations

Since Japan launched the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in 1993, many African countries have seen remarkable economic growth, transforming themselves from aid recipients to attractive markets. Given such changing circumstances, African participants hope to see discussion on Africa's economic stability and ...

Stimulating sustainable development in Africa

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Stimulating sustainable development in Africa

by Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain ...

Continent's growth sustains upward trend

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Continent's growth sustains upward trend

Africa, along with Asia, is experiencing a period of high growth both in terms of economy and population. Between 2000 and 2017, Africa's economy grew an average of 4.3 percent. Attracted to its natural resources, Japanese companies are strengthening footholds on the continent in helping ...

Strengthening bilateral ties at business fair

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Strengthening bilateral ties at business fair

A record number of over 150 Japanese organizations from the private and public sectors are set to showcase their latest technology to visiting African leaders and officials at an exhibition in Yokohama on the sidelines of The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development ...

Yokohama: Sharing passion for the future with Africa

Aug 27, 2019

Yokohama: Sharing passion for the future with Africa

Africa has seen remarkable development as a business partner with its abundant natural resources and growing population. The city of Yokohama has become "the closest city to Africa" in Japan through the experiences of hosting the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) twice in ...

Improving health practices  through a hands-on approach

Aug 27, 2019

Improving health practices through a hands-on approach

From Aug. 28 to 30, The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) will be held in Yokohama. Saraya Co. hopes that this meeting will serve as a milestone for the harmonization of African nations. Those who live in Japan long enough to ...